# Simplify 8/3

## To simply 8/3 we are going to use long division method

To simply 8/3 we are going to use long division method

### Explanation of long division of 8/3

3 goes into 8  how many times?

Let’s use the multiplication table of 3, since 3 is the divisor

Always use the multiplication table of the divisor

1 x 3 = 3

2 x 3 = 6

3 x 3 = 9

We chose a multiplication factor which gives the answer that is slightly less than the number we are dividing For our case it is ;

2 x 3 = 6

Then 8-6 = 2

So, 8/3 is 2 remainder 2

To write this in mixed fraction form

The factor is written as a whole number ( for our case it is 2)  and the remainder is divided by the divisor( for our case 2 is the reminder and 3 is the divisor forming 2/3)

The whole number and fraction are combined to form a mixed fraction.

223232​

The answer to 8/3 is in mixed fraction form is;

223232​

In decimal form the whole number (2) is written and 2/3 is converted to decimal form

2/3 in decimal form is 0.666…