Dividing Whole Number by Fraction

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In this lesson, we learn how to divide a whole number by a fraction. The key is to convert the whole number into a fraction and then flip and multiply the two fractions. Finally, simplify the fraction if possible. This shorthand method simplifies the process and makes it easier to solve these types of problems.

Lesson Description:

Dividing a whole number by a fraction

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide a whole number by a fraction?
  • How do you divide 8 / 4/3?
  • How can you change a whole number into a fraction?
  • How do you divide two fractions?
  • Why is (8/1) / (4/3) the same as (8/1)*(3/4)?
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    This lesson shows how to divide a whole number by a fraction. First, the whole number is changed into a fraction, and then the division of fraction is changed into multiplying by the reciprocal. All steps are shown.