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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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