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Q: Why when you divide a whole number by a fraction your answer is a larger number?

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The result could be a whole number or a fraction. But whatever it is, it's smaller than the original whole number.

you have to make the whole number into a fraction with the same denominator.

It means exactly what it says: divide a whole number by a rational fraction.

Multiply the denominator by the whole number, or divide the numerator by the whole number

Yes.

Turn the whole number into a fraction by putting 1 underneath it. Then divide.

if you can divide whole numbers, turn the fraction into a whole number by finding its equivalent and replacing the fraction with that equivalent. Then divide the new number which should be whole and you have your answer.

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Yes, it can be done.

by changing the fraction to a whole number

divide.

no no no that is not what they were asking you would divide a whole number by a fraction by putting the whole number over one making it an improper fraction then divide those as you would regular fractions ........ hope it helped :)

Any whole number can be written over 1. To divide a fraction by a whole number, multiply that fraction by one over the whole number. 2/3 divided by 4 = 2/3 x 1/4

how to write 6/9 as a product of a whole number and a unit fraction.

Mutiply the whole number by the reciprocal of the fraction.

If it is a rational fraction, you simply multiply its denominator by the whole number.

you divide the numerator by the denominator

Multiply by the reciprocal.

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

It is larger because the two whole numbers form a greater, larger number when multiplpied together. It is smaller when u multiply a whole number by a fraction because a fraction is a decimal and u get a smaller number when multiplying a number like 1/7 of 5

you have to change it into a improper fraction then divide the numerator into the domnator

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

You change the mixed number to an improper fraction, multiply its denominator by the whole number. Then, if required, convert back to a mixed fraction.

Divide or take part of it away