ACT Math : How to divide fractions

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Operations And Fractions

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Cross multiply or multiply using the reciprocal of the second fraction.

Example Question #1 : Operations And Fractions

Simplify the following expression:

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Example Question #3 : How To Divide Fractions

Evaluate the following:

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Start by converting 71/to 22/3, and 6 2/to 20/3. We then multiply 22/3 by the reciprocal of 20/3, 3/20, and you get 66/60. This simplifies to 11/10.

Example Question #2 : Operations And Fractions

Solve.

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Remember, to divide a number by a fraction, multiply the number by the reciprocal of the fraction. In this case,