How do I divide 2 fractions
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How do I divide 2 fractions
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1. User Answers AussaEverest
Step 1. TUrn the second fraction upside down (it becomes a reciprocal)
5/2 becomes 2/5
Step 2. Multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal: (Multiply tops.)
2/5 1/4 = 1x6/ 2x1= 6/3 (multiply bottom)
Step 3. Simplify the fraction (if needed.)
6/3= 2
Example: dividing by 5/2 is the same as multiplying by 2/5 so instead of dividing by a fraction. It's easier to turn that fraction upside down, then multiply.