Dividing Mixed Numbers

Dividing mixed numbers is very similar to multiplying them, but with the added step of taking the reciprocal of the second term before multiplying. This video shows two detailed examples of how to divide mixed numbers. Here is one example: First, convert each mixed number into a proper fraction. For example, 4 3/5 ÷ 2 1/3 would become 23/5 ÷ 7/3. Convert this to multiplication, take the second number and invert it: 3/7. Multiplying 23/5 by 3/7 gives you 69/35, which converts to 1 34/35.

Dividing Mixed Numbers

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Last updated: 02/16/2018
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