The Singing Hedgehog Guide to:
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
 


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