# How would I solve this fraction division problem?

5/8 ÷2 1/2

I understand how to divide it by flipping the numbers (reciprocal) and what not. I just don't know what to do with the 2 next to the division sign.

Help?

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Probably it means $2\frac{1}{2}$ which is $\frac{5}{2}$

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Oh crap, I didn't even notice that it was a mixed fraction. Thought it might have been something else. Thanks! – SS' Sep 8 '11 at 21:21
Yet another reason to either parenthesize or just use improper fractions... – J. M. Sep 9 '11 at 1:36