Division Of Fractions

 

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Follow the below mentioned three simple steps to divide fractions.

1. Turn the second fraction (the one you want to divide by) upside down 
(this is now a reciprocal).

2. Multiply the first fraction by that reciprocal
3. Simplify the fraction (if needed)

Demonstration:

1 / 4  ÷  1 / 8

Step 1. Turn the second fraction upside down (it becomes a reciprocal):

1 / 8 becomes 8/ 1

Step 2. Multiply the first fraction by that reciprocal:

(multiply tops ...)

1/ 4 × 8 / 1  =  1 × 8 =  8 / 4

                       4 × 1 

 (... multiply bottoms)

Step 3. Simplify the fraction:

8 / 4  =  2