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# How can you divide a fraction by a fraction using multiplication?

Updated: 9/23/2023

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You find the reciprocal of the second fraction- flip it over. And then you multiply the two fractions.

So (a/b) / (c/d) = (a/b) * (d/c)

You find the reciprocal of the second fraction- flip it over. And then you multiply the two fractions.

So (a/b) / (c/d) = (a/b) * (d/c)

You find the reciprocal of the second fraction- flip it over. And then you multiply the two fractions.

So (a/b) / (c/d) = (a/b) * (d/c)

You find the reciprocal of the second fraction- flip it over. And then you multiply the two fractions.

So (a/b) / (c/d) = (a/b) * (d/c)

Wiki User

10y ago

Wiki User

10y ago

You find the reciprocal of the second fraction- flip it over. And then you multiply the two fractions.

So (a/b) / (c/d) = (a/b) * (d/c)

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