# How do you simplify 1 5/8 div 2?

Jul 18, 2016

$\frac{13}{16}$

#### Explanation:

Change the mixed number into an improper fraction.

$\frac{13}{8} \div \frac{2}{1}$

To divide by a fraction, multiply by the reciprocal.

$\frac{13}{8} \times \frac{1}{2}$

=$\frac{13}{16} \text{ nothing cancels so just multiply}$