



 
Hi Jennifer, Division is the inverse of multiplication so you can often think of a division problem by way of a multiplication problem. For example you know that \[\frac63\] is 2 because \[3 \times 2 = 6.\] Think of your problem the same way. What is the number x so that \[\frac{6}{3/8} = x\] is equivalent to asking what is the number $x$ so that \[6 = x \times \frac{3}{8}?\] Now you can see that if you multiply both sides by $\large \frac83$ you get \[x = 6 \times \frac{8}{3}.\] The same technique works if you have to divide a fraction by a fraction. Penny  


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