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What is 5 times 6/8?


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:

5
  x  
6
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:

5
1
  x  
6
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:

30
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:

15
4

Step 4: Convert
Convert the improper fraction above to a mixed number to get the answer:

3
3
4

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




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