Lesson 6
Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Topic 1
Dividing Fractions

Procedure

To divide proper fractions:

  1. Invert the divisor (the fraction that follows the division sign) and change the operation to multiplication.

  2. Multiply the numerators and denominators.

  3. Reduce or simplify the result as necessary.

Use these interactive examples and exercises to strengthen your understanding and build your skills: Complete the division operation. Convert to a mixed number or reduce as necessary.


Topic 2
Dividing Fractions and Mixed  Numbers

Procedure

To divide fractions and mixed numbers:

  1. Convert the mixed fractions to improper fractions.
  2. Complete the division
  3. Change division to multiplication
  4. Invert the divisor
  5. Multiply the numerators and denominators
  6. Reduce or simplify the result as necessary

Use these interactive examples and exercises to strengthen your understanding and build your skills: Complete the division operation. Convert to a mixed number or reduce as necessary.

If you are having any trouble understanding the content of this lesson, you will benefit from a more detailed tutorial on the subject.