To divide fractions, you must find the reciprocal of the divisor. Multiply the dividend and the reciprocal of the divisor, and simplify the result if possible.
Continue ReadingTo find the reciprocal of the divisor, flip the divisor so that the bottom number is on top and the top is on the bottom. If it is a whole number, write a "1" underneath it, and flip the numbers.
If you have mixed fractions, turn them into improper fractions by multiplying the denominator with the whole number. Add the result to the numerator.
Once you have found the reciprocal of the divisor, multiply the dividend with the reciprocal. To do this, multiply the two numerators, then multiply the two denominators.
Check to see if the numbers in the resulting fraction have a common factor. If they do, find the greatest common factor that divides equally into the numerator and denominator, and simplify the fraction.
To make sure that your answer is correct, multiply the answer with the original divisor. If this result is the same fraction as the dividend, then your answer is correct.