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# How would you write 12/5 as a mixed number?

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Raleigh Rau

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Hello

First you think how many times does 5 go into 12.

The answer is 2 so you put 2 as a whole number.

Then you need to think of what is left over from the previous calculation which 2 because 12-10=2.

Therefore the answer will be 2 2/5 because you keep the denominator the same.

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It would be 2 2/5 as 5 times 2 is 10 hence the full number 2 but as the numerator is 12 there is still 2 left over. This then gives the the 2/5. Therefore the answer is 2 and 2/5

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Maria Ghafoor

5 in to 12 = 2 r 2 which = 2 2/5

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Charlotte Fox

First of all, we need to remember that the line in the middle of the fraction means divide. So firstly, we work out how many times 5 goes in to 12. The answer is 2 so we write a large 2 as the whole number in the mixed fraction. Then, we must remember that the denominator in the mixed fraction will be the same as the improper fraction denominator. This is 5, so we write this to the right of the whole number (2). We now have to work out the numerator. This is the remainder of what is left when you divide the numerator by the denominator (12 divided by 5). 2x5 is 10 so we have 2 left over to make 12. We write this on top of the 5 so the answer is 2 and 2/5.

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5 goes into 12 twice with a remainder so it would be 2 2/5

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Think of it like a game where I need teams of 5

If have 12 people and I need teams of 5, how many full teams would I have ?

2 X 5 = 10

So I would have 2 full teams of 5 and 2 people left over

As a mixed number this would be 2 & 2/5

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