Dividing a fraction by another fraction:
To divide a fractional number with another fractional number, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Take the reciprocal of the divisor.
Step 2: Multiply the reciprocal of the divisor with the dividend to get the new numerator and denominator of the fraction.
Reciprocal of a fraction: The reciprocal of a fraction can be obtained by interchanging the numerator and denominator of the fraction. For example, reciprocal of . The non-zero numbers whose product with each other is \(1\) are called the reciprocals of each other that is, . Hence, are reciprocals of each other.
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Division of the whole number by a fraction:
Dividing a whole number by a fraction will follow the same procedure as dividing a fraction by another fraction.
Division of a fraction by a whole number:
Dividing a fractional number by a whole number will follow the same procedure as dividing a fraction by another fraction.
Division of mixed fractions:
First, convert the mixed fractions to improper fractions and divide the fractions.