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Dividing fractions by fractions
We're now ready to get some solid practice dividing fractions by fractions. However, we're not just going to give you practice problems, we're going to explain why we do them this way and where the answer comes from. So let's get going. Common Core Standard: 6.NS.A.1
Using a number line, we'll explain the rule of "invert and multiply" when dividing two fractions.
This is a straightforward example of dividing two fractions. We'll make super clear!
Let's take another stab at dividing two fractions. This time the answer should be a mixed number.
Dividing a whole number by a fraction? Turn the tables and multiply by the reciprocal of the fraction. Boom!
You know how to divide whole numbers...you probably know how to divide fractions, but what about dividing whole numbers AND fractions? This word problem will give us a real life application