ISEE Middle Level Math : How to divide fractions

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Example Question #1 : How To Divide Fractions

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve:

First, solve the exponent equation within the numerator portion of the fraction:

Then, solve the equation within the parentheses:

Then, solve the entire equation in the numerator portion and divide the numerator by the denominator.

Answer: 12

Example Question #1 : How To Divide Fractions

 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve:

First, turn the mixed fractions into improper fractions.

Then, change the operation to multiplication and flip the second fraction. Solve accordingly and simplify the answer if possible.

The answer is .

 

Example Question #3 : How To Divide Fractions

What is  divided by ?

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Correct answer:

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Example Question #4 : How To Divide Fractions

Evaluate:

 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Rewrite this horizontally as a division expression, rewrite as a product, cross-cancel, and multply across:

  

Example Question #5 : How To Divide Fractions

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, convert each fraction into an improper fraction

Then, change the operation to mulitplication and flip the second fraction:

Reduce and solve accordingly:

Answer:

Example Question #6 : How To Divide Fractions

\dpi{100} 9\div \frac{1}{7}=

Possible Answers:

\dpi{100} 63

\dpi{100} \frac{7}{9}

\dpi{100} \frac{9}{7}

\dpi{100} 1

Correct answer:

\dpi{100} 63

Explanation:

We never actually divide fractions.  When given a division problem, you multiply by the reciprocal of the 2nd fraction. 

So, \dpi{100} 9\div \frac{1}{7} becomes \dpi{100} 9\times \frac{7}{1}.

This is the same as \dpi{100} 9\times7=63

Example Question #7 : How To Divide Fractions

Divide: 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Simply use the long division process. The quotient will be: 

Example Question #8 : How To Divide Fractions

Solve:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #9 : How To Divide Fractions

Simplify: 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Rewrite this as a division, dividing the numerator by the denominator:

Example Question #2 : How To Divide Fractions

Simplify: 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Rewrite as a division, then solve:

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