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Dividing Fractions Lesson 5-3

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**To Divide Fractions: Rewrite the first fraction.**

Change the division sign to a multiplication sign. Flip the second fraction upside down. Multiply.

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Reciprocal When you flip the second fraction, you are writing that fraction’s reciprocal. 3 5 5 3

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Example 1 1 1 ÷ 2 3 Rewrite: 1 2 2 x = 1 3 3

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Example 2 4 4 ÷ 5 9 Rewrite: 1 4 9 9 4 1 x = = 4 1 5 5 5

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Example 3 12 3 ÷ 5 1 Rewrite: 20 4 12 5 20 x = = 1 1 3 1

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Example 4 1 2 ÷ 6 1 Rewrite: 1 1 1 x = 6 2 12

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In this lesson you are going to learn how to divide fractions by multiplying by the reciprocal.

In this lesson you are going to learn how to divide fractions by multiplying by the reciprocal.

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