## Dividing Fractions: 1 1/4 Divided by 5

Dividing fractions can seem tricky, but with the right steps, it becomes straightforward. Let's tackle the problem of **1 1/4 divided by 5** and find the answer as a fraction.

### Step 1: Convert Mixed Number to a Fraction

First, we need to convert the mixed number **1 1/4** into an improper fraction.

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

Now our problem is **5/4 divided by 5**.

### Step 2: Convert Whole Number to a Fraction

We can rewrite 5 as a fraction by putting it over 1: **5/1**.

### Step 3: Invert the Second Fraction and Multiply

When dividing fractions, we invert the second fraction and multiply. This means we'll flip **5/1** to **1/5**. Now our problem is **(5/4) * (1/5)**

### Step 4: Multiply Numerators and Denominators

- Multiply the numerators: 5 * 1 = 5
- Multiply the denominators: 4 * 5 = 20

This gives us **5/20**.

### Step 5: Simplify the Fraction

The fraction 5/20 can be simplified. Both the numerator and denominator are divisible by 5.

- 5 ÷ 5 = 1
- 20 ÷ 5 = 4

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