DIVIDE FRACTIONS Question 2
A fraction is written as: numerator denominator
11 = 23 Step 1:To divide fractions we create a complex fraction by putting the first fraction in thenumerator and the second fraction in the denominator, and we get the following: 1 2 ---- 1 3 Step 2: We then take the second fraction and create a new second fraction by putting the numerator in thedenominator, and the denominator in the numerator (1/3 becomes 3/1). We then multiply the first fraction by thisnew second fraction and we get the following: 1 x 3 21 Step 3:To multiply fractions we cross-multiply, and can write the following: 1 x 3 2 x 1 Step 4: Now, we can multiply the 2 numbers in the numerator and in the denominator of our new fraction and we get the following: 3 2 Step 5: As a proof of our answer we can say: 1 = 3AND1 = 2 2636
3 63 ----= -- 22 6 Step 6: The answer can also be written as: 3 = 2 + 1 = 2 + 1 = 1 + 1 = 1 1 222222 Note: The fraction 2/2 is equal to 1 because the numerator 2 and the denominator 2 are the same. Conclusion: We started out with two fractions and now have a whole number and a fraction. 11 =3OR1 1/2 232
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