
Dividing
Fractions Example:
9/21 divided by 1/7 Step 1. Rewrite
the problem as a multiplication problem. 9/21 x1/7 Step 2. Find
the reciprocal,(flip the fraction upside down) for your divisor(second number in
the problem), so 9/21 x 1/7 will become 9/21 x 7/1. Step 3.
Cancel like factors.
21 and 7 can both be divided by 7, so the problem becomes 9/3 x
1/1. Step 4.
Multiply the numerators.
9 x 1 = 9. Step 5.
Multiply the denominators. 3 x 1 = 3. Step 6.
Write your new fraction 9/3. Step 7.
Reduce 9/3 =3/1=3.
So 9/21 divided by 1/7 =3. Example:
8/24 divided by 5/6 Step 1. Rewrite
the problem as a multiplication problem. 8/24 x 5/6 Step 2. Find
the reciprocal,(flip the fraction upside down) for your divisor(second number in
the problem), so 8/24 x 5/6 will become 8/24 x 6/5. Step 3.
Cancel like factors.
24 and 6 can both be divided by 6, so the problem becomes 8/4 x
1/5. Step 4.
Multiply the numerators.
8 x 1 = 8. Step 5.
Multiply the denominators. 4 x 5 = 20. Step 6.
Write your new fraction 8/20. Step 7.
Reduce 8/20 can both be divided by 4 so
it becomes 2/5. So 8/24 divided by 5/6 =2/5. 
