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andrea cuts 62 1/2 inches of ribbon into 4 equal hair ribbons. How long was each hair ribbon?

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Let's cheat and use decimals rather than fractions.

62.5 / 4 = 15.625 = 15 5/8 inches

If you need to show your work in fractions:

(125/2) / 4 = (125/2) * 1/4 =

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