# How many 1 1/4 pound packages of cashews can be made with 7 1/2 pounds of cashews?

Nov 16, 2016

6 packages can be made with $7 \frac{1}{2}$.
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#### Explanation:

For this problem, you need to divide $7 \frac{1}{2}$ by $1 \frac{1}{4}$.

1) Change both of the mixed numbers to improper fractions. When you do this, you will get $\frac{15}{2}$ and $\frac{5}{4}$.

2) When you divide fractions, you need to multiply the reciprocal of ONE of the fractions. I chose $\frac{5}{4}$. When you do this step, you will get $\frac{15}{2}$ $\cdot$$\frac{4}{5}$ $= \frac{60}{10}$.

3) Simplify your answer, and you will get your answer, $6$.