I was going to give you very basic help, but Rajanz, trying to do the same thing, really screwed things up.
(1) when dividing fractions or mixed numbers by another, it helps immensely to have all terms as fractions.
(2) 8 5/7 is a mixed number. To convert it to a fraction, do as Rajanz did.
The result of 71/7 is correct, and it is an improper fraction, but that's fine.
(3) One fraction divided by another is the same as the first fraction TIMES the inverse of the second fraction.
The inverse of 61/7 is 7/61.
6/8 times 7/61 is obtained by multiplying numerators AND multiplying denominators. Can you do that?
6*7 = 42
Simplify when you're done multiplying. (I did not do that. I'll trust you.)
(6/8) / (8 5/7)
Lets convets it to normal fractions
(6/8) / (61/7)
How: 8 5/7 = (8*7 + 5) / 7
(6/8) / (61/7)
=> 6/8 * 17/6
Ans: 2 1/8
please write it down on a paper...while writing u'll know wht is happenning here.
the guy on top is right in the method but i think he put the wrong number. you get 6/8 divided by 8 & 5/7 and do what he said. then what you do is take the first number, 6/8, and mulitiply it by the reciprocal of 61/7, which is 7/61. you are diving by 8 and 5/7 and whenever you divide by something greater than 1 the answer will always be less than the dividend (first number) cuz you are splitting it evenly more than once which will result in smaller pairs. anway 6/8 times 7/61= 42/488 and then simplify that. yeah the guy above put 17/6, i think he meant 7/61 hopefully
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