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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.

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Q: When you divide by a fraction why does the quotient get larger?
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What happens to the quotient when you divide a fraction by a fraction?

The quotient is larger than the original fraction.

When you divide a numerator of a fraction by the denominator what is the quotient?

The quotient is the result when you divide a numerator of a fraction by the denominator

When you divide a fraction by a whole number greater than one how does the quotient compare to the fraction?

The quotient is less than the fraction.

When you divide a unit fraction less than 1 by a whole number is the quotient larger or than fraction smaller than?

it is smaller (1/2)/2=.25

When you divide a proper fraction the quotient the original number?


How do you find the quotient of a fraction and a whole number?


What is the answer to divide two fraction?

The quotient of the two fractions.

What is quotient of powers?

When you divide powers having the same base, subtract the numerator from the denomenator. Put the base in the part of the fraction where the original exponent was larger.

Why is the quotient larger than the dividend when by a unit fraction?

Because it's a fraction

How do you divide a negative fraction by a negative fraction?

-- Ignore the signs. -- Divide the first fraction by the second fraction, then decide whether the answer is positive or negative. -- If both numbers in a division have the same sign, then the quotient is positive. So the quotient is positive, and you're done.

When you divide whole number by a fraction with a numerator of 1 how do you find the quotient?

Invert the fraction and multiply.

When you divide a whole number by a fraction less than one will the quotient be greater than or less than the whole number?

When you divide a number by a fraction between zero and one, the quotient will be greater than that number.