# How do you multiply # 5/8 div 2/5#?

##### 1 Answer

May 4, 2018

Actually you don't this is division problem treat it as a division problem

#### Explanation:

This problem can be set up as a fraction divided by a fraction.

To simply and solve multiply both the top and the bottom fraction by the inverse of the bottom fractions. This will cause the bottom fraction to become 1.

so multiplying both the top and bottom by 5/2 is the same as multiplying by 1

# (5/8) xx 5/2 /(2/5) xx 5/2 = ( 5/8 ) xx ( 5/2)

There are no common factors but the improper fraction can be changed into a mixed number