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Lesson 7: Fraction as division

# Understanding fractions as division

Sal shows how a/b and a÷b are equivalent. That is, the fraction bar and the division symbol mean the same thing. Created by Sal Khan.

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• If you upvote me to 100 I will donate 150\$ to khan Academy.
• so we can do division or multiplecarion
• * correction* M-u-l-t-i-p-u-l-c-a-t-i-o-n
• can somebody get this to 10 likes plzzzz
• Why? Also no sorry. Next time give a good reason to, but if you give me a reason that sounds legitimate THAT I will upvote.
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• honestly i just put the vid on 2x speed and it still counts๐
• 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.
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