Division of Fractions

# Division of Fractions - Division of Fractions I Dividing...

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Division of Fractions I. Dividing Two Proper or Improper Fractions To divide two proper or improper fractions we turn the problem into a multiplication problem by multiplying by the reciprocal Example 3 2 3 5 15 ÷ = x = 4 5 4 2 8 Example 2 4 1 2 5 15 5 ÷ = x = 9 15 3 9 2 4 6 Exercises Divide A. 4 7 ÷ 5 11 Hold mouse over the yellow rectangle for the solution B. 25 15 ÷ 16 56 Hold mouse over the yellow rectangle for the solution C. 6 2 ÷ 9 3 Hold mouse over the yellow rectangle for the solution II. Division of a Whole Number By a Fraction In a division problem, when one of the numbers is a fraction and one a whole number, we can always write the whole number as a fraction with denominator 1. Example Divide 4 3 4 3 3 ÷ = ÷ We write 3 = 7 1 7 1 3 7 21

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= x = 1 4 4 Example 4 4 2 2 ÷ 2 = ÷ We write 2 = 5 5 1 1 2 4 1 2

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