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What are the 4 steps to dividing fractions?

What are the 4 steps to dividing fractions?

In a few simple steps, I will show you how it is done.

  1. Step 1: Write Out the Equation. This is very straight forward.
  2. Step 2: Take the Reciprocal of the Divisor. The divisor is the second fraction in the equation.
  3. Step 3: Switch Out the Division Sign.
  4. Step 4: Solve.
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How do you divide fractions into simplest form?

How to Divide Fractions

  1. Rewrite the equation as in “Keep, Change, Flip”
  2. Keep the first fraction.
  3. Change the division sign to multiplication.
  4. Flip the second fraction by switching the top and bottom numbers.
  5. Multiply all numerators together.
  6. Multiply all denominators together.
  7. Reduce the result to lowest terms.

What are the basic and right rules for dividing fractions?

FRACTION RULES Multiplying and Dividing Fractions: 1. Common denominators are NOT needed. 2. Always change mixed numbers to improper fractions. 3. CANCEL (reduce) between any numerator and any denominator if you can, but cancel only when a multiplication sign is present: Never cancel when you have a division sign. 4.

What job do use for dividing fractions?

– We also use fractions in algebra when we solve algebraic equations. – Fractions are used in ratios. – These concepts along with others are widely used in mathematics and other sciences to perform calculations.

How to tell whether to multiply or divide fractions?

Read the word problem once (myself or a student).

  • Read it again,if needed (based on the level of my students)
  • Have the students retell the problem with partners in their own words.
  • Have a few students share their retellings with the class.
  • Focus on what the question is asking by writing the question in a sentence.
  • How do you check your math with dividing fractions?

    – Multiplying fractions – Dividing fractions – Adding and subtract-