Dividing FractionsDate: 8/17/96 at 16:34:16 From: Anonymous Subject: Dividing Two Fractions What is one-half divided by three-fourths? Date: 8/18/96 at 1:4:8 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Re: Dividing Two Fractions To divide fractions, what we really do is multiply by the reciprocal. For example: a --- b a d ----- = --- * --- c b c --- d so 1/2 / 3/4 is equal to: 1 4 --- * --- 2 3 To multiply fractions, we just multiply straight across: 4 --- 6 and that reduces to 2 --- 3 I hope this helps you. Regards, -Doctor Paul, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
Search the Dr. Math Library: |
[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]
Ask Dr. Math^{TM}
© 1994-2013 The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/