# How do you simplify  1/3 div 5/3?

Sep 2, 2016

$\frac{1}{5}$

#### Explanation:

The 'method' for simplifying division of 2 fractions involves the following steps.

• leave the leading fraction as it is.

• Change division to multiplication.

• Invert the second fraction. That is 'turn it upside down'.

• Simplify, if possible, by cancelling.

1/3÷5/3=1/3xx3/5=1/cancel(3)^1xxcancel(3)^1/5=(1xx1)/(1xx5)=1/5