Date: 12/5/95 at 9:42:49 From: Anonymous Subject: Pre-Algebra (Dividing fractions) Tell me a shortcut on how to dividing fractions.
Date: 6/10/96 at 21:49:43 From: Doctor Jim Subject: Re: Pre-Algebra (Dividing fractions) The easiest way to divide fractions is not to divide but to multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. Remember that the reciprocal is just the fraction flipped over, so the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2. Here is an example: (2/3) / (2/9) = (2/3) * (9/2) = (3/1) = 3 -Doctor Jim, The Math Forum
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