Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Skills Handbook - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Exercises: 16

Answer

40/3

Work Step by Step

We never can divide by a fraction. Instead, we need to 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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