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## SuperKids Math Review## How to Divide Fractions
Dividing fractions is almost as simple a multiplying them. Unlike adding and subtracting, where care must be taken to ensure that both fractions have a common denominator, the division operation has no such requirement. Dividing by a number is the same as multiplying by the number's reciprocal. For example: Simply invert (i.e. flip over) the second fraction, then multiply the new numerators (top numbers), and the new denomominators (bottom numbers), and place the resulting answers in their respective top / bottom location in the answer fraction. Then reduce the fraction, if possible
Invert the 1/2, creating 2/1, then multiply numerators and denominators to find the answer:
Invert the 2/5, then multiply:
Then reduce the fraction:
Then convert the improper fraction to a mixed number:
Got it? Great! Then go to the SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator for Basic Fractions, and give it a try!
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