How to divide fractions
Dividing a fraction by a fraction might seem difficult at first, but it’s not. This article will guide you through the process on how to divide fractions easily.
x = a/b ÷ c/d
First Fraction (Dividend) = a/b
Second Fraction (Divisor) = c/d
Step 1. Reverse the order of the numerator and denominator in the second fraction to obtain its reciprocal.
The reciprocal of the second fraction (divisor) is d/c
Step 2. Change the sign from division to multiplication and solve the problem using fraction multiplication. You can now multiply each nominators of the two fractions together and denominators of the two fractions.
x = a/b × d/c
x = (ad) ÷ (bc)
x = ad/bc
Step 3. Simplify your fraction by reducing it to the simplest terms.
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