An easy trick I learned was, " How many times can 6 (the bottom number/denominator) go into 47 (the top number)? 6 times what id 47? Nothing so we have to try again.6 x 8=48 too high 6 x 7=42 goodNow 47 — 42 is 5. So the answer is 7 5/6 because 6 can go into 47 7 times without going over. Hope this helped!