Are you finding the division of simple fractions hard to solve in any Mathematical question?

In this lesson,

You will see and learn the step-by-step method for the division of simple fractions.

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Take note.

A link for you to practice past exam questions on fraction is included at the end of this lesson.

## What are simple fractions?

These are fractions in which both the numerator and denominator are whole numbers.

EXAMPLE:

\dfrac{1}{6}

## Question on division of simple fraction

Let’s take an example.

Simplify \frac{1}{6} ÷ 2\frac{1}{3}

### 1. Convert any mixed fraction to improper fraction

2\frac{1}{3}

becomes

\dfrac{7}{3}

- See How To Convert Mixed Fraction To Improper Fraction

### 2. Replace the mixed fraction in the question

Simplify \dfrac{1}{6} ÷ \dfrac{7}{3}

### 3. Flip the fraction on the right upside down

The numerator becomes the denominator and the denominator becomes the numerator.

\dfrac{1}{6} ÷ \dfrac{7}{3}becomes

\dfrac{1}{6} ÷ \dfrac{3}{7}

### 4. Change the division sign to multiplication

\dfrac{1}{6} × \dfrac{3}{7}

### 5. Multiply the fractions

- Numerator multiply numerator

\frac{3}{6×7}

- Denominator multiply denominator

\frac{3}{42}

### 6. Reduce to its lowest form

\dfrac{3}{42}becomes

= \dfrac{1}{14}

## Test yourself

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