Dividing a Mixed Number by a Fraction

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In this lesson, the instructor teaches how to divide a mixed number by a fraction. The first step is to convert the mixed number into a fraction, and then use the shortcut of flipping the second term to its reciprocal and multiplying across. The final answer can be left as a mixed number.

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How to divide a mixed number by a fraction

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide a mixed number by a fraction?
  • How do you divide 2 3/5 by 3/4?
  • How do you divide 13/5 / 3/4?
  • How do you convert a mixed number into an improper fraction?
  • How do you convert 2 3/5 into an improper fraction?
  • Why is 13/5 / 3/4 the same as 13/5 * 4/3?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to take a mixed number, convert it into an improper fraction, then divide it by a fraction by multiplying by the reciprocal. Each step is shown and explained.