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

2 Answers
Nov 7, 2016

Answer:

#2 1/2#

Explanation:

Lets start off with how many 6's fit into 15...
#1*6=6#
#2*6=12#
#3*6=18#

We know that the whole number will be 2.
Since #2*6=12#, #15-12=3#

So far we have #2 3/6#
We can simplify #3/6# into #1/2#, making our final answer #2 1/2#.

Nov 7, 2016

Answer:

#2 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!!!