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1. Put it into the lowest term!

and what is 2/3 divided by 5/6? put in lowest term!

2. (Original post by sully50sully)
Put it into the lowest term!

and what is 2/3 divided by 5/6? put in lowest term!

do 7/8 and then flip the 3/4 and multiply by the numerator and denominator.
3. (Original post by sully50sully)
Put it into the lowest term!

and what is 2/3 divided by 5/6? put in lowest term!

If you were to take 16 things and divide it amongst 8 people, you'd get 2; if you divided it amongst 2 people, you'd get 8. So clearly if you divide by x, and then divide by x/4, you get four times the first answer.
So what we want is 4 times (7/8 divided by 3).
Now, if we took 48 things and divided it by 3, we'd get 16; if we took 6 things and divided it by 3, we'd get 2. So clearly if you divide x by 3, and then divide x/8 by 3, we get an eighth of the original answer.
So 4 times (7/8 divided by 3) = 4 times 1/8th of (7 divided by 3). But 4 times 1/8th of anything is 1/2 of that thing.
Hence we want 1/2 of (7 divided by 3).
(In practice, you wouldn't use such a longwinded method; Music99's is a handy shortcut that once you're familiar with why it works, you would use all the time.)
4. (Original post by sully50sully)
Put it into the lowest term!

and what is 2/3 divided by 5/6? put in lowest term!

As Music99 has shown, dividing fractions is easy. You flip the one you're dividing by upside down, then multiply.

For example. 1/2 divided by 3/4 is:
5. (Original post by Music99)
do 7/8 and then flip the 3/4 and multiply by the numerator and denominator.
I worked out 2/3 divided by 5/6 and I got 12/15 but on my maths it says that its wrong
6. (Original post by sully50sully)
I worked out 2/3 divided by 5/6 and I got 12/15 but on my maths it says that its wrong
That's correct.

Hopefully one of those answers is on mymaths
7. what exam is this for? gcse?
8. (Original post by chapmouse)
That's correct.

Hopefully one of those answers is on mymaths
Yes 4/5 is right but how did you get from 12/15 to 4/5 ?
9. (Original post by SamTheMan95)
what exam is this for? gcse?
Yes for GCSE I've started revising already!!!!
10. (Original post by sully50sully)
Yes 4/5 is right but how did you get from 12/15 to 4/5 ?
You can simplify the fraction. What number goes into both 12 and 15?
11. (Original post by cpdavis)
You can simplify the fraction. What number goes into both 12 and 15?
3 now i get it

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