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# Dividing Fractions

### Dividing Fractions

When you divide fractions, you basically do the opposite of when you multiply them.

**Division** is the opposite of ______________.

This formula shows how you *multiply* fractions

When you divide fractions, you do the **opposite** of when you multiply fractions.

What does that mean?

When you *divide* two fractions, what do you do to one of the fractions?

Also, what has the division sign turned into?

So how do you divide two fractions?

You **flip** one of the fractions and change the division sign to a **multiplication** sign.

What does the second fraction in this problem become when you flip it?

Now that you have flipped one of the fractions, you have to remember to also change the division sign into a _________________ sign.

So what is the result here? Give your answer as a fraction.

There you have it!

$\frac{3}{7} \div \frac{2}{5} = \frac{15}{14}$

Work out $\frac{4}{9} \div \frac{3}{8}$. Give your answer as a **fraction**.

Work out $\frac{4}{20} \div \frac{5}{10}$. Give your answer as a **fully simplified fraction**.

When you divide fractions, you do the opposite to when you multiply them

You **flip** one of the fractions and change the division sign to a **multiplication** sign

For example

$\frac{4}{3} \div \frac{5}{3} = \frac{4 \times 3}{3 \times 5}=\frac{12}{15}$