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14.833333333 divided by 2.125

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I converted each number to fractions:  14 5/6 divided by 2 1/8

Then I made them improper fractions: ((14 x 6) + 5)/7 divided by ((2 x 8) + 1)/8  The expression becomes 89/6 divided by 17/8

Division of fraction is like multiplying the first number by the reciprocal of the second: 89/6 x 8/17

By dividing the numerator and the denominator by the GCF of 2, the 6 and 8 become 3 and 4: (89 x 4)/(3 x 17)

The final answer is 356/51 which reduces to 6 50/51 .  In decimal it rounds to 6.98