SSAT Middle Level Math : How to divide fractions

Example Questions

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Example Question #1 : Fractions is larger than 0.  Which of the following could be equal to ?

I. II. III. II only

I and II

III only

I, II and III

I only

I, II and III

Explanation:

All of the answers can be divided by 3 to yield an answer larger than zero.  In fact, any positive number would be a viable answer.

Example Question #2 : Fractions

Express the quotient as a fraction in lowest terms:       Explanation:

Rewrite the mixed fractions as improper fractions, change to a multiplication by inverting the second, cross-cancel, and multiply across: Example Question #3 : Fractions

Express the quotient as a fraction in lowest terms:       Explanation:

Rewrite the mixed fractions as improper fractions, change to a multiplication by inverting the second, cross-cancel, and multiply across: Example Question #4 : Fractions

Evaluate:       Explanation:

Multiply by the reciprocal, cross-cancel, then multiply numerators and denominators: Example Question #5 : Fractions

Evaluate:       Explanation:

Multiply by the reciprocal, cross-cancel, then multiply numerators and denominators: Example Question #6 : Fractions

Evaluate:       Explanation:

Multiply by the reciprocal, cross-cancel, then multiply numerators and denominators: Example Question #7 : Fractions

Evaluate:       Explanation:

Multiply by the reciprocal, cross-cancel, then multiply numerators and denominators: Example Question #8 : Fractions

Evaluate:       Explanation: Example Question #9 : Fractions

Evaluate:       Explanation: Example Question #10 : Fractions

Evaluate:       Explanation:

By order of operations, divide first. Since the divisor is a whole number, divide as is:      