divide and write the quotient as a mixed number: 16/5 i don't get it.
A fraction is basically a division problem. Think about 1/4. This fraction represents 1 whole divided into 4 pieces.
So, in this problem, the first step is to divide 16 by 5. It will go in 3 times, with a remainder of 1.
The problem says the answer must be in the form of a mixed number -- that is, a whole number and a fraction.
The remainder in division can be expressed as a fraction: remainder/divisor. In this case, the remainder is 1/5.
So, the answer is 3 1/5.