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Notes on Dividing Fractions. 8/9 ÷ 4/5. Step 1. Write the reciprocal for the divisor. 4/5 is the divisor. It’s reciprocal is 5/4. Step 2. Change the sign to multiplication. Ex: 8/9 x 5/4. Step 3. Simplify Ex: 8/9 x 5/4 2/9 x 5/1 . Step 4. Multiply Ex: 2/9 x 5/1 = 10/9.

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Step 1
Step 1

  • Write the reciprocal for the divisor. 4/5 is the divisor. It’s reciprocal is 5/4.


Step 2
Step 2

  • Change the sign to multiplication.

    Ex: 8/9 x 5/4


Step 3
Step 3

  • Simplify

    Ex: 8/9 x 5/4

    2/9 x 5/1


Step 4
Step4

  • Multiply

    Ex: 2/9 x 5/1 = 10/9


Step 5
Step 5

  • Change improper fraction to a mixed number.

    Ex: 10/9 = 1 1/9


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