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Dividing Fractions Lesson 5-3. To Divide Fractions: Rewrite the first fraction. Change the division sign to a multiplication sign. Flip the second fraction.

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1 Dividing Fractions Lesson 5-3

2 To Divide Fractions: Rewrite the first fraction. Change the division sign to a multiplication sign. Flip the second fraction upside down. Multiply.

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

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

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

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

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

8 Homework Time


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