What are the Basic and Right Rules for Dividing Fractions?

Fractions have its set of rules for multiplication, division, subtraction and also for addition. Multiplication of fractions is easy, but the division of fractions it little difficult. However, if you know the rule of dividing fractions, you can easily divide two fractions very easily. Fraction is one of the important concepts of the algebra, and you should know the operations on fractions like the multiplication and the division. It is important as you will come across with fractions while studying the algebraic equation and various problems of algebra. Here, you can get informed about the division as well as multiplication of fractions.

Before you study how to divide the fractions, you should know how to multiply fractions. It will help you in the division also. If you do not know how to multiply two fractions, you can’t divide the fractions. The rule of multiplication is very simple. Multiply the denominator of the first fraction with another fraction and just like multiply the numerators of both fractions. So you will get a new fraction after multiplication.

How to divide the fractions?

The basic rule for the division of fractions is simple. Dividing fractions is followed by the reciprocal and multiplication. It’s the single operation in which you have needed to reciprocal a fraction. You can better get it by reading the simple steps of division listed below.

Step 1: first invert the divisor fraction only and use the inverted divisor.

    Step 2: now, rewrite the problem and replace the multiplication sign “x” to the division sign “÷” and also replace the divisor fraction by its reciprocal.

    Step 3: multiply the numbers at the numerator place of both fractions.

    Step 4: multiply the numbers at the denominator place of both fractions.

Step 5: if possible, reduce the fraction obtained by multiplication into its lowest form.

Example:  

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Important thing to consider

But keep in mind that you have only to reciprocal only a single fraction. So, do not reciprocal or invert both the fractions which you are using for the division. So, you have only required inverting the divisor fraction only. There is no need to invert the dividend according to the rule of fraction division. In simple words, only invert the second fraction and use the first fraction as it is to solve fraction division problems. It is the most important consideration for dividing fractions correctly.

The same rule will be followed in the problems of dividing a fraction by a whole number. You have to invert the whole number in this case as the whole number is the divisor. So, the whole number will automatically convert into a fraction. You will get a new fraction and then multiply the numerators and denominators.

In this case, convert the whole number into its reciprocal by putting 1 in the numerator and the number at denominator place. So five becomes 1/5, and it is the reciprocal of that number.

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Thus, you can easily get the right solution of the dividing fractions problems. You can divide a fraction by another fraction by following the reciprocal and multiplication rule.

Principles Of Teaching Math Part-I

After finishing all the work for the students, we realized that the lesson learning is much more important than the content that your kid is learning. He must have enough spirit to learn the lesson that he has been given at the school. Therefore, many schools arrange different types of activities for their children to learn things that are important to them rather than learning the content that will not help them in the future. This is the reason when kids enjoy so much at their school, and they also love the subjects that they are taught. If you want your kid to be perfect in math, then you must have to adopt the same strategy as it is highly effective and it will work completely, and your kid will have no need to use to use the exponent calculator or the equation calculator in future to solve the problems.

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Here are the principles of teaching the math that you can use in your classroom to teach math to your students. Here is the list of all the things that you must know as it will almost everything that you need. Have a look at all these principles.

1. Let Your Student Work Hard:
All the students learn by way of struggling on the specific task that is given to them as it will obstruct their mind and they will ultimately solve their problems with all the struggles by overcoming it. Your students will learn the problem by sucking on it for a long time. If you step in to solve your student’s problem, then this will not enhance the skills of your student and he will not be able to learn what he must learn at this stage such as the dividing fractions or simplifying radicals.
You must not be one step behind, you must be in the process, but let your student do all the things that he wants to do, and this will let him learn everything. You must help your student when he is trying for various attempts to understand the problem that you have given him. Otherwise, he will be stuck, and it will not be fruitful if you help him. But you must help him and support him if he is unable to solve the problem.
If your student is doing so well in the class and if he is stuck in the problem, then you must support him and encourage him as it will help him a lot. Such students need much motivation and reflection of the teacher. So you must ask them some questions about the problem or the activity that you have given to them. You must give your child the special time that you have to show him that you are giving him enough priority that he will learn each and everything.

2. Student’s Ideas Are Creative:
Always appreciate the ideas of your students and math is the highly creative job. You can make connections with your students by translating the language, solving the problems and many other things. Creative work is hard and tough, but this is exactly what you want your child to focus on.