1.12 Dividing Fractions |

## Dividing FractionsDivision of fractions involves using the reciprocal (flipped form) of the second fraction. The reciprocal of a number is such that the product of a number and its reciprocal is 1. To get the reciprocal, simply interchange (flip) the numerator and the denominator. becomes , becomes , and so on. After the second fraction has been flipped, the division problem turns into a multiplication problem, and the numerators and denominators are multiplied straight across.
## Example 1Now, let's work through the example below. The questions below will guide you through the process.
What will be the reciprocal of ? The correct answer is: . What operation needs done next? The correct answer is: Multiplication Multiply The correct answer is: Can be simplified? The correct answer is: No cannot be simplified further.
## PracticeDivide and simplify Select the correct answer. |