# What is #8 1/4 div 3#?

##### 3 Answers

#### Explanation:

So we start off with with this:

This means that we have 8 wholes and a fourth. To get this in fraction form:

1.Take the number in front of the fraction times the denominator

2.Now plus the numerator to get the total number of quarters

So now we have:

We can extend the 3 to

It's the exactly the same thing just different numbers.

Now we have:

Now we divide them by flipping the bottom one and then multiplying so we get:

Now we can simplify by dividing by three in the numerator and in the denominator so we get

Hope this helps =).

A lot of detail given so you can see the way everything works. In reality you would use a lot less lines.

#### Explanation:

Consider the

So now we have:

Consider the

Multiply by 1 and you do not change the value. However, 1 comes in many forms

Putting it all back together we have:

#### Explanation:

To divide with fractions:

- Make improper fractions.
- multiply by the reciprocal
- cancel where possible
- multiply straight across

Answer in the same format as the question, so give the answer as a mixed number,