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

Mar 10, 2018

See explanation.

Explanation:

To simplify such expressions you can change them to multiplication using:

$\frac{a}{b} \div \frac{c}{d} = \frac{a}{b} \times \frac{d}{c}$

Here you get:

$\frac{5}{5} \div \frac{1}{2} = \frac{5}{5} \times \frac{2}{1} = \frac{10}{5} = 2$

Note: You could also start by reducing the first fraction:

$\frac{5}{5} \div \frac{1}{2} = \frac{1}{1} \div \frac{1}{2} = \frac{1}{1} \times \frac{2}{1} = \frac{2}{1} = 2$