Dividing Fractions
To divide fractions, we convert the calculation from a divide to multiplication
and then treat it as a multiplication.
First though we need to change any mixed numbers into improper fractions.
Next we turn the second fraction upside down and multiply them as before.
Lets look at an example:
Change any mixed numbers into improper fractions
Flip the second fraction and change divide to multiply
Multiply as before and simplify
or cancel out
Lastly, convert from an improper fraction to a proper fraction, to give
Try this Fraction Division Worksheet and
Dividing Fractions Quiz from Dr. Mike
