T2T || FAQ || Ask T2T || Teachers' Lounge || Browse || Search || Thanks || About T2T
View entire discussion
[<< prev] [ next >>]
From: Paige <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2006081122:20:06 Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: you can ALWAYS divide across! So please explain the reason behind the algorithim. Why do we invert and multiply? If I have 1/6 divided by 1/5, isn't that saying how many times will 1/5 divide into 1/6? but 1/6 is smaller than 1/5. I know the answer is 5/6, but I don't know how to explain why. I've never thought about it before because I just learned the rule.
Math Forum Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Math Forum Search