How do you multiply 5 by 6/8? Here we will show you step-by-step how to solve 5 times 6/8, which can be written as follows:

x
| 8 |

**Step 1: Setup**

First of all, note that 5 is the same as 5/1 since 5 divided by 1 is 5. Therefore, start by setting up the problem like this:

1 | x
| 8 |

**Step 2: Multiply**

Multiply the numerators together (5 x 6 = 30) and multiply the denominators together (1 x 8 = 8) and make it into one fraction like so:

8 |

**Step 3: Minimize**

The greatest common factor of 30 and 8 is 2. Minimize the fraction by dividing the numerator and the denominator by its greatest common factor to get:

4 |

**Step 4: Convert**

Convert the improper fraction above to a mixed number to get the answer:

4 |

That's it! Now you know how to calculate 5 times 6/8.

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