Dividing Fractions

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to divide two fractions. To get rid of the fraction on the bottom, multiply both top and bottom by the reciprocal of the second fraction. The two fractions will cancel out and you can multiply across to get your answer. Whether you write it as a division problem or flip the second fraction and multiply, the answer will still be the same.

Lesson Description:

How to divide two fractions

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide two fractions?
  • How do you divide (3/4)/(2/5)?
  • How do you divide fractions by multiplying by the reciprocal?
  • Why is (3/4)/(2/5) the same as (3/4)*(5/2)?
  • What is the reciprocal of a fraction?
  • What is (3/4)*(5/2)?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows you how to divide two fractions by multiplying by the reciprocal. You will also learn why this method works. Each step involved in dividing the fractions is shown and explained.