


FractionsDivisionImagine for a moment we have some leftover pie, amounting to 5/12 of a pie and we want to find how many 1/8sized pieces can be cut from the leftovers. We could calculate this amount by dividing 5/12 by 1/8. ÷ = 5/12 ÷ 1/8 = 5/12 × 8/1 = 40/12 = 3 1/3 To divide a number by a fraction, we multiply the number by the reciprocal of the fraction: and when that number is a fraction, ExampleClick on the question marks to see the division stepbystep.
Here are some more examples of dividing two fractions: ExercisePractice by dividing the following fractions: Division of signed fractionsJust as for all operations, the same basic methods apply to signed fractions. The only extra complication is that we must remember to deal with the sign. Decide the sign first before you divide so you don't forget. Signs of numbers after division
ExamplesExerciseNow try some exercises. Remember to reduce the fractions if possible. << Reciprocal  Fractions Index  Adding Fractions >>
