Dividing fractions is an easy process if you think about changing the division to a multiplication question. This is because we can make use of the reciprocal.
For example, we often think of dividing by 2 as taking ½ as taking of something. 2 and ½ are reciprocal numbers. In today's notes, find out how we can use reciprocals to help us divide by a fraction.
Things you should be able to do after today:
- Find the reciprocal of a fraction
- Change a division question into a multiplication question using reciprocals
- Divide using fractions
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