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    Put it into the lowest term!

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


    Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by sully50sully)
    Put it into the lowest term!

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


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

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


    Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!
    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.)
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    (Original post by sully50sully)
    Put it into the lowest term!

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


    Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!
    As Music99 has shown, dividing fractions is easy. You flip the one you're dividing by upside down, then multiply.
    \frac{a}{b} \div \frac{c}{d} \\ = \frac{a}{b} \times \frac{d}{c} \\ = \frac{ad}{bc}

    For example. 1/2 divided by 3/4 is:
    \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{4}{3} \\ = \frac{4}{6} = \frac{2}{3}
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    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
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    (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.
    \dfrac{12}{15} = \dfrac{4}{5} = 0.8
    Hopefully one of those answers is on mymaths
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    what exam is this for? gcse?
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    That's correct.
    \dfrac{12}{15} = \dfrac{4}{5} = 0.8
    Hopefully one of those answers is on mymaths
    Yes 4/5 is right but how did you get from 12/15 to 4/5 ?
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    what exam is this for? gcse?
    Yes for GCSE I've started revising already!!!!
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    (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?
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    You can simplify the fraction. What number goes into both 12 and 15?
    3 now i get it
 
 
 
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