# How do you divide #5 5/8 div 2/3#?

##### 3 Answers

#### Explanation:

Change the mixed number to an improper fraction

Set up a complex fraction to indicate the division

eliminate the bottom fraction

(Remember that what ever is done to the bottom must always be done to the top. ( fairness)

#### Explanation:

For division of fractions, always change mixed numbers to improper fractions:

The question was given with mixed numbers, answer in the same form.

A slightly different approach.

#### Explanation:

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Multiply everything inside the brackets by

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Multiply everything inside the brackets by

Multiply by 1 and you do not change the value. However 1 comes in many forms so you can change the way the fraction looks without changing its inherent value.