8/3 * 5

**= 40/3**

**==================**Just multiply through, 5/1 * 8/3. This is the exact answer you would plot on the number line in college math. 13 1/3 is the child's answer.

8/3 * 5

**= 40/3**

**==================**Just multiply through, 5/1 * 8/3. This is the exact answer you would plot on the number line in college math. 13 1/3 is the child's answer.

'times' represents multiplication-

therefore, 8/3 × 5

5 can be written as-

5/1

Rewrite problem

8/3 × 5/1

=(8×5)/(3×1)

=40/3

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