How do you find the quotient of 3 1/2 divided by 21?

1 Answer
Oct 27, 2015

Answer:

Multiply both numbers by 10 and create a fraction. Then simplify that fraction by dividing both top and bottom by the greatest common factor.

Explanation:

Treating 3 1/2 as 3.5 you could set up the fraction as such.
3.5 x 10 = 35
21 x 10 = 210

so you have the fraction 35/210. The GCF of the top and bottom is 35. There is one 35 in 35 and six 35s in 210

So the fraction in the simplest form is 1/6. So the quotient is 1/6.