Mathematics

Question

What is the answer for 5/2 and it is equal to 1/3

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    5/2=2.5, while 1/3= aprox 0.333, therefore 5/2 is not equal to 1/3.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Here is the long division table for 5/2

     2. 5 0 0

    2 5. 0 0 0

    − 4      

     1 0    

    − 1 0    

       0 0  

     −   0  

         0 0

       −   0

           0

    Here is the long division table 1/3 ( to three decimal places)

    0. 3 3 3

    3 1. 0 0 0

    − 0      

     1 0    

    −   9    

       1 0  

     −   9  

         1 0

       −   9

           1

    An easier way to do 5/2 is to think of 50/2, which is 25, and then add a decimal point, making it 2.5.

    An easier way to do 1/3 is to think of it as one third (of one), or 0.333 repeating.

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