#### Question

# How do you change 42/16 into a mixed number?

How do you change 42/16 into a mixed number?

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You divide it.

First reduce it (try dividing by 2 - what you do to the top, you have to do to the bottom) which gives you 21/8.

21 divided by 8 = 2 5/8.

Remember that the line in a fraction means "divide"

Divide 16 into 42, goes in 2 times with 10 left over------ 2 10/16, simplified to 2 5/8

........2

.....-----

16 | 42

......32

......---

......10

Therefore, 42/16 = 2 10/16

you divide 42 by 16, which gives you 2 with 10 remaining. this means the mixed number would be 2 and 10/16, which when cancelled down gives you 2 and 5/8 :)

42/16

How many times does 16 go into 42?

16*2=32

42-32=10

2 and 10/16

or

2 and 5/8

in decimal= 2.625

The / means divide.

42 divided by 16 is 2 remainder 10.

Put the 10 over 16, and then simplify that to 5/8.

Your answer is 2 5/8.

42/16 reduces first

21/8

divide denominator in to numerator (8 into 21) goes 2 times. whole number is 2 remainder is 5 so that is the numerator of the fraction part. 5/8

42/16 = 2 5/8

well you find out what does 16 multiply by to get the closest to 42.

16 * 1 = 16

16 * 2 = 32

16 * 3 = 48

it looks like 16 * 2 gets you closest to the number 42.

now that you have that figured out, your fraction looks like this so far --> 2 and nothing over the 16.

no you must take the 42 and subtract it by the 32. which in this case is 10.

so your fraction is a BIG 2 and then next to it 10 over 16. but you can simplify the 10 over 16. (10/16). to simplify it, you must find a number that can be divided evenly into both the numerator and the denominator. in this case, the number is 2.

this meaning that the small fraction next to the 2 is 5 over 8. (5/8)

so your final fraction is a BIG 2 with a small fraction next to it being a 5 over 8. (2/5/8)

hope i could help. :)