# Express 5 divided by 8 as a fraction

To write a fraction in its simplest form means the numerator and denominator can no longer be divided by the same whole number exactly or evenly.

## Answer: The value of 5 divided by 8 as a fraction 5 / 8

Let us write 5 divided by 8 as a fraction.

**Explanation:**

We can write 5 divided by 8 as 5 / 8.

Since 5 is a prime number and 8 is an even number. Therefore, the GCF or the greatest common factor of 5 and 8 is 1.

So to simplify the fraction and reduce it to its simplest form we will divide both numerator and denominator by 1.

⇒ ( 5 ÷ 1) / ( 8 ÷ 1) = 5 / 8