What is the answer for 5/2 and it is equal to 1/3
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What is the answer for 5/2 and it is equal to 1/3
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1. User Answers Valishati
Answer:
5/2=2.5, while 1/3= aprox 0.333, therefore 5/2 is not equal to 1/3.
Stepbystep 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.