2 5/8 divided by 3 (2*8)+5/8 divided by 3 16+5/8 divided by 3 (3*7/2^3)(1/3) 3*7/2^3*3 7/2^3 7/8 each friend would get 7/8

2 5/8 ÷ 3 we change the mixed fraction into an improper fraction 21/8 ÷ 3 we now have 21/8 × 1/3 7/8 therefore, each friend will get 7/8