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

Jun 9, 2017

$3 \frac{1}{5}$

#### Explanation:

$8 \div 2 \frac{1}{2} \text{ } \leftarrow$ change to improper fractions

$= \frac{8}{1} \div \frac{5}{2} \text{ } \leftarrow$ multiply by the reciprocal

$= \frac{8}{1} \times \frac{2}{5} \text{ } \leftarrow$ multiply straight across

$= \frac{16}{5}$

$= 3 \frac{1}{5}$

Answer in the same form as the question.
In this case use mixed number