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# Divide. Write each answer in simplest form. Please answer, it's only 2 questions!!!!!!!! (MUST SHOW WORK!!!!)

Asked by connor_ (22 ) 2 months ago

Divide. Write each answer in simplest form.

1. 4/5 ÷ ½ = 4/5 ● ___ = ___ = ___

2. 5/8 ÷ 5/6 = 5/8 ● ___ = ___ = ___

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Do your own homework. We’re not here to do it for you.

livelaughlove21 (11892 )

I’m with @livelaughlove21. What time is class?

I’ll give you a clue.

Deal with lowest common denominators first, then do the math.

elbanditoroso (12553 )

4/5×2/1 = 8/5 = 1 3/5 = 1.6

5/8×6/5 = 30/40 = ¾ = 0.75

You now owe me your soul.

ragingloli (32761 )

@ragingloli Thank you ! Best answer.

connor_ (22 )

It is pretty basic stuff, not sure why you needed help with that.

ragingloli (32761 )

Yeah. Can you help me with other math questions?

connor_ (22 )

Seek_Kolinahr (28271 )

@connor_
Look at the equations I gave you, and deduce what I did each step, then apply that to other problems.

ragingloli (32761 )

Ok

connor_ (22 )

@Seek_Kolinahr I don’t think he’s gotten to percentages yet. It’s far too advanced.

@connor_ Help is asking for a little guidance. What you are asking for is answers. You are only hurting yourself by cheating like this.

amujinx (4832 )

Is this why the US can’t keep up with the rest of the world in math?

josie (21578 )

Ugh, go back to Yahoo Answers where you belong.

livelaughlove21 (11892 )

Nice save, turning “bitch” into “ok”. Now there is actually a chance your ass won’t be modded into the hereafter.

glacial (11231 )

@glacial Glad I wasn’t the only one who caught that. I was flagging it when I noticed it was immediately changed.

amujinx (4832 )

Why?

syz (31420 )

@connor_ : I’ll help only if you add 15 or 16 more exclamation points.

Surely your teacher, if he or she is giving you these problems, has discussed the least common denominator.

Use the pizza analogy. I get 2/5, my dog eats 1/6. How much is left for you?

gailcalled (50917 )

common denominator is only necessary for addition/substraction

ragingloli (32761 )

I’n the future you might want to ask how to solve the problems instead of (MUST SHOW WORK!!!!). People would be more than happy to show you how to solve them. But we want to know that you will be able to walk away and solve all similar problems. That or this could happen to you.

johnpowell (5427 )

Dividing a fraction by another fraction is the equivalent of multiplying that first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction…then follow the steps that were shown you further up. Your teacher wants to see that you understand this first step of the process; that is what she means by “show your work”.

yankeetooter (7735 )

It is somewhat distressing that so few here except for the non-human and the last respondant seem to understand that this problem is about reciprocals and not common denominators.

Thanks for restoring some of my faith, @yankeetooter.

@connor_, surely, if you’re at the point of “dividing fractions by fractions” you have already done a bit in this lesson (or earlier) where you divide fractions by whole numbers. Have you done that work? When you divide a fraction by a whole number, you achieve the desired result by multiplying by the reciprocal fraction of the whole number.

So, for example, ½ ÷ 2 = ½ * ½ = ¼

That’s easy, right? The same principle holds in the work you’re trying to do now:
½ ÷ ½ = ½ * 2/1 = 2/2 = 1

Division = multiplication by reciprocal of the divisor.

CWOTUS (18706 )