Best Answer

Dividing anything by a fraction is the same as multiplying by the fraction's reciprocal. For example,

4 ÷ 2/7 = 4 x 7/2 = 14

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How are multiplying and dividing fractions similar?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How is dividing fractions similar to multiplying fractions?

It is similar because when you divide fractions you are technically multiplying the second number's reciprocal. (Turning the fraction the other way around)

Do you need a common denominator for dividing and multiplying fractions?

No you do not.

What are the rules for adding subtracting multiplying and dividing fractions?

no answer

Details about multiplying and dividing rational number?

Details about multiplying and dividing rational number involves modeling multiplying fractions by dividing squares to equal segments and then overlap the squares.

How do you find common denominators with dividing fractions?

When you're dividing fractions ... or multiplying thrm ... they don't need to have the same denominator.

What does the of in multiplying and dividing fractions mean?

"of" means multiply, i think.

Why do you have to switch the numerator and denominator when dividing fractions?

This is because dividing by a number is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal.

When dividing fractions is a reciprocal used by multiplying?

Yes. One method for dividing fractions is to multiply the numerator fraction by the reciprocal of the denominator fraction.

How do you find a multiple when subtracting fractions?

Same as adding, multiplying, and dividing.

Does dividing by a negative equal multiplying?

No, it only multiplies when you divide by fractions

What are some jobs when multiplying and dividing fractions are needed?

All jobs.

How is multiplying and dividing rational numbers similar to multiplying and dividing integers?

did you get this off of big ideas learning