Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:26pm.

What is 1/8 divided by 5?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:29pm
(1/8) / 5 = (1/8) * (1/5) = 1/40

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**Anonymous**, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:31pm
But when dividing i got 40 since the number has to be bigger than both of the numbers.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:36pm
Why would it have to be larger than both the numbers?

If you had 1/8 of a pizza and divided it among 5 people, each person would get a pretty small piece.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:42pm
Thanks for explaining.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:45pm
You're welcome.

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