Notes on Dividing Fractions

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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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### 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

Step4
• Multiply

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

Step 5
• Change improper fraction to a mixed number.

Ex: 10/9 = 1 1/9