Garry M.

asked • 09/19/12# will you divide this for me?

the question is 2 and 1 8th divided by 3

## 2 Answers By Expert Tutors

Julia K. answered • 09/19/12

Because learning should never be boring!

First: convert 2 1/8 unto an improper fraction.

Multiply 8 by 2, then add 1, and put that number over 8 (this shows exactly how many 8ths you have)

You should wind up with 17/8

Now: Remember that when you divide fractions, you actually multiply the first number (17/8) by the recipricol (opposite) of the opposite....the opposite of 3 is 1/3 (3/1 becomes 1/3)

17 1

--- X --- =

8 3

Finally, to solve, just multiply straight across the numerator and the denominator:

17 X 1 17

-------- = ----

8 X 3 24

Final answer: 17/24

Nicole C. answered • 09/19/12

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