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# Do you have to find a common denomiter in dividing fractions?

Updated: 9/18/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

NO!!!!

When dividing fractions the steps to take are : -

#1 ; Convert to Improper Fractions.

#2 ; Very Important ; change the sign to multiply and invert(turn over) the right hand fraction.

#3 Then proceed as for multiplication.

e.g.

2 1/2 divide 3/4 =

5/2 divide 3/4

= 5/2 X 4/3 NOTE what has happened.

Cancel down by '2'

5/1 x 2/3

10/3

lenpollock

Lvl 15
9mo ago

Wiki User

14y ago

No, you only need a common denominator when adding or subtracting fractions.

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