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Dividing Fractions

# Dividing Fractions

### Dividing Fractions

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

Division is the opposite of ______________.

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This formula shows how you multiply fractions

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

What does that mean?

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

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Also, what has the division sign turned into?

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So how do you divide two fractions?

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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For example

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