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: Dividing Fractions

Change any mixed numbers into improper fractions     Dividing Fractions

Flip the second fraction and change divide to multiply   Dividing Fractions

Multiply as before and simplify   Dividing Fractions

            or cancel out         Dividing Fractions

Lastly, convert from an improper fraction to a proper fraction, to give    Dividing Fractions

Try this 

Fraction Division Worksheet
 

and 

Dividing Fractions Quiz 

from Dr. Mike


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