Introduction Introduction # Dividing Fractions

To help us better understand what happens when we divide fractions, we like to imagine them as pizzas or legos.

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INTRO
Any time we divide a number by a second number, we’re really just trying to answer the question: how many times does the second number go into the first number?
 Question Meaning Answer How many 's are in ?
We can see that to divide, we actually just multiply the first number by the second number flipped.This works for all numbers, including fractions:
 Question Meaning Answer How many 's are in ?

### What is a reciprocal? 🤔

The reciprocal of a number is equal to the original number flipped. For example, the reciprocal of is and the reciprocal of is .

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KEY STEPS

## How to Divide Fractions

### Step 1. Make sure both numbers are fractions.

If multiplying a fraction by a whole number, convert the whole number to a fraction by placing it over . Otherwise, move onto Step 2.

### Step 5. Simplify (if needed).

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Dividing Fractions

## Dividing Fractions

Division is all about finding how many times a number goes into another number.

We can solve division problems that include fractions by remembering that a number divided by a second number is equal to the first number multiplied by the reciprocal of the second number.
 Question Meaning Answer How many 's are in ?
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Dividing Fractions

## Practice: Dividing Fractions

Question 1 of 10:

### Step 1. Make sure both numbers are fractions.

Since both numbers are already fractions, we can just move on to Step 2.

CONCLUSION
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