Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Skills Handbook - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Exercises - Page 804: 16


$ \frac{40}{3}$

Work Step by Step

We first turn the whole number into fraction form, giving us the following: $\frac{5}{1} \div \frac{3}{8}$ We never can divide by a fraction. Rather, we must multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. Because the reciprocal of 3/8 is 8/3, we obtain: $\frac{5}{1}\times \frac{8}{3} = \frac{40}{3}$.
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