Math and Arithmetic

# Can you use a rule for multiplying by the reciprocal to divide whole numbers?

Yes. Integers, Real Numbers, and even Complex Numbers can as well.

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## Related Questions

Mutiply the whole number by the reciprocal of the fraction.

You simply put the whole number over one making it a fraction then you flip the reciprocal and divide the two fractions insted of multiplying.

Dividing a decimal by a whole number is the same as multiplying the decimal by the whole number's reciprocal. Convert that fraction to its decimal equivalent and proceed.

It is not. When multiplying two whole numbers you need not be concerned about placing the decimal point in the answer.

The same as when you divide a fraction by a fraction: you multiply by the reciprocal. Here is an example:Calculate 2/5 divided by 7 Since the reciprocal of 7 is 1/7, you convert this to: 2/5 times 1/7 Then you do the multiplication.

Divide 2 / (5/3). To divide by a fraction, you multiply by the reciprocal (on the right side): 2 x (3/5).

In every possible way- because whole numbers and integers are the same.

The result of multiplying two whole numbers is called a product. It is a multiple of each of the whole numbers.

When dividing by fractions, multiply the whole number by the reciprocal of the fraction. In this case, it's the same as multiplying the whole number by the denominator. 5 divided by 1/2 = 5 x 2/1 = 10

the product is the outcome of multiplying 2 numbers, whole, decimal or integers.

First change the mixed numbers into improper fractions by multiplying the denominator and the whole number and add the product to the numerator in the mixed numbers and then multiply the numerators and the denominators and divide the numerator by the denominator of the product.

The difference is that if you multiply with a whole number and then multiply with a decimal and you compare.You will notice the whole number is greater.You are very welcome.

Generally, the quotient of a whole number divided by a fraction will be greater than that whole number, because division is simply multiplying the dividend by the reciprocal of the divisor. For instance: 2 / (1/2) = 2 * (2/1)

Factors are whole numbers that will divide into other whole numbers leaving no remainders

To divide a whole number by a mixed number, you must first make the mixed number an improper fraction. You can do this by multiplying the denominator (the bottom number) by the whole number and adding the numerator (the top number) to the product. Once you have done this, take the reciprocal of the improper fraction (simply switch the two numbers around) and multiply it the whole number. Multiply everything out, make it a mixed number, and you're done. (Note: You may have to make the whole number a fraction to multiply it properly. To do this, simply place the whole number in the numerator and make the denominator 1.)

Multiplication is nothing but repeated addition.We multiply whole numbers by referring to their multiplication tables and also by multiplying first the layer digit, then carrying off and then multiplying all the digits successively.

The Distributive Property combines multiplication and addition to make multiplying whole numbers simpler. You're Welcome!

If you can never, by multiplying two whole numbers, get anything but another whole number back as your answer, then, YES, the set of whole numbers must be closed under multiplication.

It is - if you use appropriate rounding. Rounding does not have to be to whole numbers.

A general rule for multiplying fractions: You shall not multiply the denominator by the whole number,only the numerator.Another rule is you shall make the whole number as a fraction by putting the whole number as the numerator and 1 as the denominator before multiplying it.

Move the decimal to the right until they are both whole numbers.You can divide them now.

There is no name other than a reciprocal whole number.

By multiplying by their reciprocals. 7/8 divided by 3 = 7/8 x 1/3

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