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Mainly when you divide by a fraction - that is equivalent to multiplying by its reciprocal.

To divide by a fraction, you multiply by its reciprocal. This is related to the facts that (1) division is the opposite of multiplication, and (2) a reciprocal is the multiplicative "opposite" of a number.

You do not need it! Sometimes it is simpler to multiply by a number's reciprocal than to divide by it but that is not always the case.

*divide transform the mixed number into a fraction and then divide like a normal fraction (multiply by reciprocal).

Reciprocal just means that you flip the fraction... your fraction is -p/4 the reciprocal is 4/-p the reciprocal is extremely important when dividing fractions. because when you divide fractions you have to take the reciprocal of the bottom fraction and then multiply it to your top fraction to get your answer.

To divide a fraction by a fraction, multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second one.

Multiply by the reciprocal.

You multiply the negative number by the reciprocal of the fraction.

If you mean to divide 2 by the fraction 7/8, that is the same as multiplying with the reciprocal: 2 x 8/7.If you mean to divide 2 by the fraction 7/8, that is the same as multiplying with the reciprocal: 2 x 8/7.If you mean to divide 2 by the fraction 7/8, that is the same as multiplying with the reciprocal: 2 x 8/7.If you mean to divide 2 by the fraction 7/8, that is the same as multiplying with the reciprocal: 2 x 8/7.

It's easier to multiply the reciprocal.

Division is multiply by the reciprocal.

To divide by a fraction, you multiply with its reciprocal.

One simple way is to flip the second fraction over (use its reciprocal) and multiply them.

the reciprocal of a number is 1 divided by the number. if you want to find the reciprocal of a fraction you would need to swap the fraction numbers around and then multiply by 1. and then divide the answer.It is 1 divided by the number.

Mutiply the whole number by the reciprocal of the fraction.

To divide two fractions, multiply the first by the reciprocal of the second.

Dividing by a fraction is equivalent to multiplying by its reciprocal. A reciprocal fraction is effectively "turning it upside-down". So, to divide by a faction, you should do as stated; turn the fraction upside-down and multiply.

To divide by a fraction, multiply by that fraction's reciprocal. 2/3 divided by 3/4 = 2/3 x 4/3

That is correct. To divide by a half, you are actually multiplying by two. ■

turn the fraction upside down and multiplyConvert the mixed number to an improper fraction and multiply it by the reciprocal of the fraction.

To divide by a fraction, you multiply by its reciprocal. The reciprocal of ¼ is 4, so 3 ÷ ¼ = 3 x 4 = 12

When you divide by a fraction, you are multiplying by it's reciprocal or opposite. So if you are dividing by 1/2, it is the same thing as multiplying by 2/1.

To divide a fraction by a second fraction, multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. For example, 1/2 divided by 5/7 is the same as 1/2 times 7/5.

The reciprocal of a number is what the original number is multiplied by to get 1. To find this you can simply divide 1 by the number you want the reciprocal for or, if the number is in fraction form, switch the denominator and numerator.

You turn the mixed number into an improper fraction then multiply by the reciprocal.