# Dividing fractions review

CCSS Math: 6.NS.A.1

Review the basics of dividing fractions, and try some practice problems.

## Dividing fractions

Dividing fractions is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal (inverse).

For example:

$\dfrac34\goldD{\div}\dfrac{\blueD2}{\greenD3}$$=\dfrac34\goldD{\times}\dfrac{\greenD3}{\blueD2}$

Once we have a multiplication problem, we multiply the numerators then multiply the denominators.

**Example 1: Fractions**

The reciprocal of $\dfrac{8}{3}$ is $\dfrac{3}{8}$.

Therefore:

**Example 2: Mixed numbers**

Let's start by converting the mixed numbers to fractions.

*Want to learn more about dividing fractions? Check out this video.*

*Want to review multiplying fractions? Check out this article.*