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# I just want to know the answer to this question, it is so confusing

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What is 28 divided by 5 5/6 in a fraction?

May 3, 2020

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Hmm. This means to represent $$\dfrac{28}{5 \frac{5}{6}}$$ as a fraction. We could turn them both into improper fractions:

$$28 = \frac{168}{6}$$

$$5 \frac{5}{6} = \frac{35}{6}$$

Dividing $$28$$ by $$5 \frac{5}{6}$$:

$$\frac{168}{6} \div \frac{35}{6}$$

When dividing one fraction by the other, you simply multiply by the right fraction's reciprocal:

$$\frac{168}{6} \div \frac{35}{6} = \frac{168}{6} \cdot \frac{6}{35}$$

So we just have to multiply these fractions. What do you get? :D

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Then the final answer is 168/6 * 6/35 = 1008/210

= 24/5

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Correct! :D

CentsLord  May 3, 2020