The Four Operations for Fractions
Dividing Fractions
This is virtually a rearranging of multiplying fractions.
The basic steps to follow are:
 Change all numbers into improper fractions.
 Keep the 1st fraction as it is and change the ‘÷’ sign into a ‘x’ sign.
 Flip the 2nd fraction.
 Now carry out the multiplying, cancelling anything you can, as you go along.
 Simplify.
Examples
Example 1  



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Example 2  



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