## Dividing a Mixed Number by a Whole Number: 1 1/4 ÷ 2

This article will guide you through dividing the mixed number **1 1/4** by the whole number **2**.

### 1. Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction:

**Multiply the denominator (4) by the whole number (1):**4 * 1 = 4**Add the numerator (1):**4 + 1 = 5**Keep the same denominator (4):**1 1/4 is equivalent to 5/4.

### 2. Rewrite the division problem:

Now we have the problem **5/4 ÷ 2**.

### 3. Convert the whole number to a fraction:

Any whole number can be written as a fraction by putting it over 1. So, **2** is equivalent to **2/1**.

### 4. Invert the second fraction and multiply:

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse. The inverse of 2/1 is 1/2.

Therefore, our problem becomes: **(5/4) * (1/2)**

### 5. Multiply the numerators and the denominators:

**5 * 1 = 5****4 * 2 = 8**

This gives us the answer **5/8**.

### Conclusion:

Therefore, **1 1/4 divided by 2 is equal to 5/8**.