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What is 5/8÷1/2 =

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The equation 5/81/2 =5/4. To derive to this, the second part of the fraction when dealing with fractions in the equation is usually inverted to get the reciprocal and then multiplied. Therefore, it will be 5/8*2/1 which is 5/4. Check out http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_division.html for more information.

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But, that would become 1 1/4...
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you're correct, but he didnt say it had to be mixed numbers. i've never had a teacher tell me i was wrong for not writing a mixed number instead of a fraction. just depends on who you're instructor is i guess.
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