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Step 1: The Problem
First, you gotta have a problem.
ill start it off with something easy
Step 2: Making a Reciprocal
dividing fractions is as easy as multiplying- basically because it almost IS multiplying.
what you have to do is make a reciprocal, which is flipping the fraction.
notice how the division sign changed to a multiplication sign
make sure you make the fraction on the RIGHT side the reciprocal
Step 3: And....!
Now, all you have to do is multiply from one side to the next!
its that easy!
dont forget to simplify!
Step 4: But What If...?
but what if you have mixed fractions?
make them into improper fractions!
multiply the whole number with the denominator
then add that number to the numerator, and write it out.
then, just repeat steps 1 - 3!
Step 5: Additional Worksheets...
heres a worksheet to get you started -
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