Notes on Dividing Fractions
Before you can divide fractions you must understand
what a reciprocal is.
Reciprocal is
the inverse of the fraction:
Example
1 Example
2
The reciprocal of _{} The
reciprocal of _{}
*** Important: When you
multiply any number by its reciprocal your product always equals 1.
Example 1 Example
2
How to Divide Fractions: Example
but change the second fraction to its inverse
and change the operation to multiplication.


When dealing with mixed numbers you must change them
into improper fractions first  then
follow the same steps as above!