# Dividing Fractions

7 Steps
This Instructable will teach you how to divide fractions. Dividing fractions consists of finding the reciprocal of one number, cross-canceling, and finally multiplying the fractions(no, I am not mistaken).Please vote, too.
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## Step 1: What To Get

You will need
-a piece of paper
-a writing surface
-something to write with
dolphinlms says: Jan 19, 2012. 3:29 PM
Yep, definitely change that because 1/2 divided by 3/4 is NOT equal to 1/2 times 3/4. When you write the reciprocal you must simultaneously write the inverse operation. They are one step.
JakeTobak says: Feb 3, 2009. 7:12 PM
You might want to, imo, make the Finding the reciprocal and Multiplying step into one. Just cause if I was a teacher and saw this at any step:
(1/2)/(3/4) = (1/2)/(4/3)
I would mark it wrong.
I see why you wrote it that way, but I think every part of the solution should be a true statement.
I don't mean to be nitpicky, it's a great instructable, but actually I do mean to be nitpicky... I just don't mean it to be offensive :P
DavidRobertson in reply to JakeTobakFeb 13, 2009. 11:01 AM
you mean constructive criticism.
beehard44 in reply to DavidRobertsonNov 16, 2011. 4:23 AM
I write it as 1/2 / 3/4 -> 1/2 / 4/3
gofio600 says: Nov 2, 2011. 10:49 AM
Anything that fosters an interest in maths. is to be encouraged. ~Well done!
striker187 (author) says: Feb 4, 2009. 7:45 AM
OK thanks I'll change that