Example 1: Divide a mixed number by another mixed number.
Solution: Change the mixed numbers into improper fraction. (How? first, look at the first mixed fraction first. multiply the denominator to the whole number then add the numerator.after doing the first whole number, do the same to the second.)
(do the reciprocal before going to the next step.)
is making the denominator the numerator, and making the numerator the denominator.
It will be:
Divide the fractions. (cancel if possible)
Example 2: Divide a mixed number by a whole number.
Solution: Rename the mixed number to improper fraction.(example 1)
NOTE: Every denominator of whole numbers is always 1.
Divide a fraction by multiplying the reciprocal of it's divisor.(cancel is possible.)
Example 3: Divide the mixed number by the fraction.
Solution: Rename the mixed number as an improper fraction.
Multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor.(cancel is possible)
(How to get the Lowest term? first,divide: 7÷2=. the whole number is the quotient. the numerator is answer in the bottom. and the denominator is still the denominator.)
Hope this helps.