Examples on How to Divide Fractions

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Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will see more examples on how to divide fractions. We will also see how we can use common factors to simplify the division.
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About This Lesson
After learning the basics, let's take a look at some more example questions. This will help us to gain better understanding on how to divide fractions.

Each of these examples will have the following fractions respectively:
  1. 2 proper fractions
  2. 1 proper and 1 mixed fractions
  3. 2 mixed fractions.
The study tips and math video below will explain more.
dividing fractions examples

Study Tips

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Tip #1 - The basics
The previous lesson had explained the basics behind dividing fractions. Here is the summary:
  1. Know how to find the reciprocal of a fraction
    To find the reciprocal of a fraction, we just need to swap the numerator and denominator of that fraction.
  2. Steps to divide fractions
    We can divide fractions by:

       1) First, change the division sign to multiplication sign

       2) Then, change the divisor to its reciprocal.
The math video will show some examples...

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Practice Questions & More

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on how to divide fractions or pick your choice of question below.
  1. Question 1 on dividing a proper fraction with a mixed fraction