# How do u divide fractions?

The first step to dividing fractions is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. Finally, simplify the fractions if needed.

## What are the 3 steps to dividing fractions?

Final thoughts on how to divide fractions

The easiest way to divide fractions is to follow three simple steps: Flip the divisor into a reciprocal. Change the division sign into a multiplication sign and multiply. Simplify if possible.

## What are the 4 steps in dividing fractions?

In a few simple steps, I will show you how it is done.
1. Step 1: Write Out the Equation. This is very straight forward. ...
2. Step 2: Take the Reciprocal of the Divisor. The divisor is the second fraction in the equation. ...
3. Step 3: Switch Out the Division Sign. ...
4. Step 4: Solve. ...

## How do you multiply and divide fractions?

To multiply fractions, all you have to do is multiply the numerators and denominators and simplify the result. To divide fractions, you simply have to flip the numerator and denominator of one of the fractions, multiply the result by the other fraction, and simplify.

## How do you divide fractions with whole numbers?

Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers
1. To divide a fraction by a whole number, multiply the bottom of the fraction by the whole number.
2. The bottom of the fraction is 2 and the whole number is 3.
3. 2 × 3 = 6.
4. / 2 ÷ 3 = 1 / 6 .
5. We divide the fraction by 3 so we make the bottom of the fraction 3 times larger.

## When dividing fractions Why do you flip?

Flipping the second fraction around (finding its reciprocal) changes the value of the equation. In order to keep the equation mathematically the same, we have to change the division question into a multiplication question.

## What are the fraction rules?

To add or subtract fractions they must have the same denominator (the bottom value). If the denominators are already the same then it is just a matter of either adding or subtracting the numerators (the top value). If the denominators are different then a common denominator needs to be found.

## What is the first thing to do in the second fraction?

When you divide by a fraction, the first thing you do is "flip-n-multiply". That is, you take the second fraction, flip it upside-down (that is, you "find the reciprocal"), and then you multiply the first fraction by this flipped fraction.

## Do you divide bottom into top?

The number that is on top is called the numerator, and the number on the bottom is called the denominator (the prefix 'de-' is Latin for reverse) or divisor. These two numbers are always separated by a line, which is known as a fraction bar. This way of representing fractions is called display representation.

## How do you divide fractions with unlike denominators?

To divide fractions with unlike denominators, we turn the division problem into a multiplication problem by multiplying the numerator of the division problem by the reciprocal of the denominator of the division problem, then we simplify.
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