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Dividing Simple Fractions

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**Rule 14: To divide one fraction by a second fraction, convert
the problem to multiplication and multiply the two fractions.**

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****1.**
- Change the sign to x and invert the fraction to the right of the sign.
**2.**
- Multiply the numerators.
**3.**
- Multiply the denominators.
**4.**
- Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)
**a.**
- Factor the product of the numerators.
**b.**
- Factor the product of the denominators.
**c.**
- Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.

### Rule 15: To divide a fraction by a whole number, convert the
division process to a multiplication process, and complete the following steps.

**1.**
- Convert the whole number to a fraction.
**2.**
- Change the sign to x and invert the fraction to the right of the sign.
**3.**
- Multiply the numerators.
**4.**
- Multiply the denominators.
**5.**
- Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)
**a.**
- Factor the product of the numerators.
**b.**
- Factor the product of the denominators.
**c.**
- Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.

### Rule 16: To divide three or more fractions, complete the following
three steps.

**1.**
- Change the signs to x sign and invert the fractions to the right of the signs.
**2.**
- Multiply the numerators.
**3.**
- Multiply the denominators.
**4.**
- Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)
**a.**
- Factor the product of the numerators.
**b.**
- Factor the product of the denominators.
**c.**
- Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.

Rule 14

Rule 15

Rule 16

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