Algebra 1

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Skills Handbook - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Exercises - Page 792: 18

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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 3/4 is 4/3, we obtain: $\frac{5}{8}\times \frac{4}{3} = \frac{20}{24}=\frac{5}{6}$

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