# What is 1 1/4 cups divided by 2?

Sep 9, 2015

$1 \frac{1}{4} \text{ cups" div 2 = 5/8 " cup}$

#### Explanation:

Dividing by $2$ is the same as multiplying by $\frac{1}{2}$

$1 \frac{1}{4}$ is the same as $\frac{5}{4}$

$1 \frac{1}{4} \div 2$ is there fore the same as

$\frac{5}{4} \times \frac{1}{2} = \frac{5 \times 1}{4 \times 2} = \frac{5}{8}$