# What is #5/8# of 24?

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#### Explanation:

First you find out what

#### Explanation:

five eigths of

Objective in answering this is to demonstrate some basic principles.

Once you get used to these you will start to do some of the calculations in your head.

15

#### Explanation:

Example of principle:

In multiplication you can switch things round.

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Five eighths

Five eighths of 24

Writing

Now we swap things round

To maintain the correct proportion (for multiply or divide) what you do to the top of a fraction you also do to the bottom.

Five eighths of 24 is 15!

#### Explanation:

Lets makes this question into an equation. You may be thinking,"*But it's already an equation? Isn't it?*" Well no, it's not an equation *yet*. An equation is like,

5 eighths means *of* in any math problem means the multiplication symbol,

Before: What is five eights of 24?

After:

Don't you think we made the problem *way* easier? Anyways lets solve our equation and get our answer!

So the answer to "Five eighths of 24?" aka

My source is my knowledge! :)

I hope that this answer will help you!

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Answer Written by: Moksha
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