# How do you simplify #\frac { \frac { 2} { 5} } { \frac { 1} { 2} }#?

##### 3 Answers

May 1, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

A quotient of 2 numbers can be written as a product of the first number and the reciprocal of the second:

#a-:b=axx1/b#

Here we have:

#2/5 -: color(red)(1/2)=2/5xx color(red)(2/1)=4/5#

May 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

In this kind of division, there's a specific formulae to calculate it.

You need to separate it into 4 parts, where for example :

Apply the formulae

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May 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

( when denominator is changed to its reciprocal form )

Hope this helps :)