## anonymous one year ago How do I simplify 15 over 2 ?

1. anonymous

$\frac{ 15 }{ 2}$

2. anonymous

How many times does 15 go into 2?

3. anonymous

Sorry, *2 into 15

4. anonymous

6 times.

5. anonymous

No, try again.

6. anonymous

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

7. anonymous

Yeah but if you go in to it 7x it will be 16

8. anonymous

8x2=15 7x2=?

9. anonymous

Sorry, 8x2=16

10. anonymous

7x2 is 14

11. anonymous

Yup!

12. anonymous

So what would the whole number be?

13. anonymous

14. anonymous

So because 2 goes into 15 7 times the whole number would 7 $7 \frac{ ? }{ 2 }$

15. anonymous

So because you know 2x7=14 what is left over of that to be the numerator?

16. anonymous

so it will be ?$7\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }$

17. anonymous

Yup!

18. anonymous

thank you so much

19. anonymous

No problem :)

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