5 divided by 60
Understand the Problem
The question is asking for the result of dividing 5 by 60, which can be solved step by step to get a numerical value.
Answer
\( \frac{1}{12} \) or 0.0833\ldots
Answer for screen readers
The final answer is ( \frac{1}{12} ) or 0.0833...
Steps to Solve
- Set up the problem
Write the division problem as a fraction.
$$\frac{5}{60}$$
- Simplify the fraction
Find the greatest common factor (GCF) of 5 and 60. The GCF is 5. Divide both the numerator and the denominator by 5.
$$\frac{5 \div 5}{60 \div 5} = \frac{1}{12}$$
- Convert to decimal form (if necessary)
If you need the answer in decimal form, divide 1 by 12.
$$1 \div 12 = 0.0833\ldots$$
The final answer is ( \frac{1}{12} ) or 0.0833...
More Information
The decimal form of the fraction ( \frac{1}{12} ) is a repeating decimal.
Tips
A common mistake is forgetting to simplify the fraction, which can lead to incorrect answers.