Dividing Fractions

There are 3 Simple Steps to Divide Fractions:

  1. Turn the second fraction (the one you want to divide by) upside down (this is now a reciprocal).
  2. Multiply the first fraction by that reciprocal of second fraction
  3. Simplify the fraction (if needed)
Example
Dividing Fractions
Step 1Dividing Fractions Example 1 Reciprocal
Step 2Dividing Fractions Example 1 Multiply
Step 3Dividing Fractions Example 1 Simplify

Fractions and Whole Numbers

What about division with fractions and whole numbers?

Make the whole number a fraction, by putting it over 1.

So, 7 is also Dividing Fraction

Example
Dividing Fractions Example 2
Step 1Dividing Fractions Example 2 Reciprocal
Step 2Dividing Fractions Example 2 Multiply
Step 3Dividing Fractions Example 2 Simplify

Learn More

Dividing Fractions By Whole Numbers

Adding Fractions

Reciprocal of a Fraction

Fractions

Algebra Index

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