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Fill in the blank to make the equation true.
8/125*__ = 5/2.

 Oct 15, 2022
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Fill in the blank to make the equation true.  
8/125*__ = 5/2.
  

 

 

I don't know how to do this with formulas and stuff, so I'll just kind of 

talk through the way I blundered around and got the correct answer. 

 

(5/2) • 125 = 312.5  then divide that by  8  to cancel out the 8.  

 

We don't want to leave the answer (312.5) / (8), 

that is, with a decimal fraction in the fraction, so 

just double both the numerator and denominator. 

 

That gives us  625/16.   Now that I see the answer, I realize there was a better way to do it.  Oh well.   

 

Just to make sure, Check answer   (8/125) • (625/16) = 5000/2000 = 5/2  so there you are.  

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 Oct 15, 2022

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