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Dividing Fractions 1

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Dividing Fractions 1

We call these questions

FLIPPIN' DIVISION!

The magic phrase to remember is:

LEAVE IT, CHANGE IT, FLIP IT!

Here is a question:

Write out the question

Do the magic phrase:

leave the first fraction

change the sign to times

flip the second fraction

Now we just have a times question to do

Find common factors (numbers to divide by)

1 and 5 can't simplify further so we leave them

4 and 8 are both divisible by 2 to leave 1 and 2

Multiply across

FLIPPIN' DIVISION!

The magic phrase to remember is:

LEAVE IT, CHANGE IT, FLIP IT!

Here is a question:

Write out the question

Do the magic phrase:

leave the first fraction

change the sign to times

flip the second fraction

Now we just have a times question to do

Find common factors (numbers to divide by)

1 and 5 can't simplify further so we leave them

4 and 8 are both divisible by 2 to leave 1 and 2

Multiply across

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