## 8.6.5 Dividing Fractions

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.

Resources:

• Notes

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

Assignment

• Worksheet
• p227 #7-11, 13, 15, 17, 20 *23
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