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What is 5/7 -: 8/14?

Mar 9, 2018

$\frac{5}{4}$

Explanation:

Flip the second value and make it a multiplication problem

$\frac{5}{7} \cdot \frac{14}{8}$

You can simplify 14 and 7:
$\frac{5}{1} \cdot \frac{2}{8}$ = $\frac{5 \cdot 2}{1 \cdot 8}$ = $\frac{10}{8}$ = $\frac{5}{4}$

Mar 9, 2018

$\frac{5}{4}$

Explanation:

$\frac{5}{7} \div \frac{8}{14}$

$\implies \frac{5}{7} \times \frac{14}{8}$

$\implies \frac{5}{\cancel{7}} \times {\cancel{14}}^{2} / 8$

$\implies 5 \times \frac{\cancel{2}}{\cancel{8}} ^ 4$

$\implies \frac{5}{4}$