# How do you simplify #2 1/2 div 3 1/5#?

##### 3 Answers

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, convert each mixed number to an improper fraction:

We can now rewrite the expression as:

We can now use this rule for dividing fractions to evaluate the expression:

Flip the dividing fraction and multiply the two together! You'll get

#### Explanation:

The first thing to do is make these mixed fractions into their improper forms:

Now, we'll invert the divisor:

and multiply the first fraction by the inverse of the second:

#### Explanation:

First let's write these as *Improper Fractions* ("top heavy fractions")

So now we have

When we divide fractions, we multiply by the recipricol (

Now we multiply straight across and get