# How do you write 15/6 as a mixed number?

Nov 7, 2016

$2 \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Lets start off with how many 6's fit into 15...
$1 \cdot 6 = 6$
$2 \cdot 6 = 12$
$3 \cdot 6 = 18$

We know that the whole number will be 2.
Since $2 \cdot 6 = 12$, $15 - 12 = 3$

So far we have $2 \frac{3}{6}$
We can simplify $\frac{3}{6}$ into $\frac{1}{2}$, making our final answer $2 \frac{1}{2}$.

Nov 7, 2016

$2 \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Imagine a cake cut into sixths, 6 equal pieces.
How many whole cakes can you make with 15 of these pieces?
2 whole cakes. That takes 12 pieces with 3 left over.
And those 3 pieces are half a cake!!!