Mathematics

Question

How do I divide 2 fractions

1 Answer

  • 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.


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