Steps to Dividing Fractions










Do you have any whole numbers?
 YES

Put the whole number over a 1 to make it an improper fraction

 
 
 
NO









Do you have any mixed numbers?
 YES

Change mixed numbers to improper fractions by completing the Big C. Denominator times whole number plus Numerator divided by original denomator

 
 
 
NO









CHANGE TO A MULTIPLICATION PROBLEM
COPY, MULTIPLY, RECIPROCAL

 
 
 
 









Do you want to simplify first?
 YES

Look at the cross angles and see if you can divide out any common factors
 YES

Divide out common factors

 
 
NO

NO








Draw the line straight across and multiply the top by the top and the bottom by the bottom

 
 
 
 









Simplify your answer if possible

 
 
 
 










 
 
 
 








