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Dividing Fractions Calculator

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Dividing Fractions Calculator

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

Pick whichever you vibe with more:

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Dividing Fractions Calculator



Step 1. Make sure both numbers are fractions.

Both of our numbers are already fractions, so we can skip to Step 2.

Step 2. Flip both the sign and the second fraction.

Step 3. Multiply across the top.

Step 4. Multiply across the bottom.

Step 5. Simplify (if needed).

Looks like the result is already in simplest form, so the final answer is .
We have some questions for you! Help us out through this
INTRO
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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?
QuestionMeaningAnswer
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:
QuestionMeaningAnswer
How many 's are in ?

What is a reciprocal? πŸ€”

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
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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 2. Flip both the sign and the second fraction.

Step 3. Multiply across the top.

Step 4. Multiply across the bottom.

Step 5. Simplify (if needed).

LESSON
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PRACTICE
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CONCLUSION
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