Question

# We can think of the division expression 10 divided by 2 1/2 as the answer to the question “how many groups of 2 1/2 are in 10 and explain your answer

Answer

4

- Break 2 1/2 into an improper fraction: 2 1/2 = 5/2.
- Convert 10 to an improper fraction, 10 = 20/2.
- Invert 5/2, the divisor, to get 2/5.
- Multiply 20/2 by 2/5. 20/2 * 2/5 = 40/10 = 4.