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# what is one fifth of 45

To find the solution to this problem, you simply need to multiply 1/5 times 45 (in mathematics, the word "of" pretty much always means "multiply"). 1/5 * 45 We can convert 45 into a fraction to make the problem easier by simply putting a 1 underneath it $\frac{1}{5} * \frac{45}{1}$ Then, you just multiply the numerators (the numbers on top of the fractions) and the denominators (the numbers on the bottom) 1 * 45 = 45 1 * 5 = 5 So, we're left with this fraction: $\frac{45}{5}$ Then, we just divide the fraction to get the answer 45 / 5 = 9 1/5 of 45 = 9 Hope that helped =)