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### Course: 5th grade (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 4

Lesson 2: Topic B: Fractions as division

# Understanding fractions as division

In this video, we learn about the relationship between multiplication and division. Let's watch how they can undo each other. We can understand this concept with whole numbers and fractions. Created by Sal Khan.

## Want to join the conversation?

• so we can do division or multiplecarion
• * correction* M-u-l-t-i-p-u-l-c-a-t-i-o-n
• just anotha day of khan making things complicated FOR NO REASON💯🔥🗣🙏
• no season really
• If you still don't understand how to divide fractions. I will show you. There are 3 steps.
So say you were doing 1/3 divided by 6 or 6 divided by a third.
We will do 1/3 divided by 6 first.
Step 1: Keep the number 1/3
Step 2: Switch the division symbol to multiplication
Step 3: Find the reciprocal of 6. And its 1/6 so 1/3 times 1/6 is 1/18. Sometimes you need to simplify.
Now 6 divided by 1/3
Keep 6.
Turn to muliplication
Switch 1/3 to 3/1
its easier as 6/1x3/1 and that's 18/1 which can be reduced to 18
Hope this helped
• Bruh what I want to know is how to divide a fraction with a fraction that has a different denominator.
• KFC method
• ITS keep change flip NOT Kentucky fried chicken
• Where is the part when we divide?
• what's the point of this video
• lerning! It is vary simpel. He wants us to be smart!
• So multiplying fractions is the almost same as dividing them?
• In a way, yes. However, when we divide fractions, we need to do the extra step of flipping the second fraction before multiplyIng the numerators together and multiplying the denominators together.

Have a blessed, wonderful day!
• GoT SoMe reCES pEcES ANYone?
• no u
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• Does anyone else wonder why this is on the get ready for seventh grade course? Coming from a 6th grader going into 7th in september! Comment below please!!