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In order to divide fractions there is a method called the "Kiss and Flip". Basically, two fractions divided by one another is the same thing as one fraction multiplied by the inverse of the second....

A) 1/5 / 1/4 (these are your two fractions)

B) 1/5 / 1/4 (the fractions "Kiss" a.k.a. come together)

C) 1/5 X 4/1 (and the second fraction "flips". When the second fraction flips the division sign becomes a multiplication sign)

D) 1/5 x 4/1 = 4/5 (at this point you multiply the numerators straight across and then the denominators. This is your answer!)

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When dividing fractions, you can reciprocate them and then just multiply, to make it easier. So, 1/4 divided by 1/5 is really just 1/4 multiplied by 5/1

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