Example of division of fractions:
Example:
(4/5)/(2/9) =
Solution:
Step 1: Invert the divisor fraction (2/9) to (9/2).
Step 2: Multiply the dividend fraction, (4/5) , through the inverted fraction (9/2)
(4/5) . (9/2) = 36/10
Step 3: Reduce fraction to lowest terms.
(36/2)/(10/2) = 18/5 = 3(3/5)
Division of mixed numbers might be accomplished through changing the mixed number within an improper fraction (a/b), inverting the divisor, and proceeding as in multiplication.
Invert the divisor fraction and then go after the rule for multiplication.