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## Dividing Fractions

Students will describe how to divide 1/4 by 1/2. A topic sentence, details about the steps, and a concluding sentence will be used.

### 14 Responses to “Dividing Fractions”

1. Eric says:

Here are the following steps to divide 1/4 by 1/2. First, you will have to find the reciprocal of the divisor. Secondly, you rewrite the division problem but you will not divide, instead you will multiply. After, you multiply both denominators and numerators you will eventually get 2/4. Finally, you will have to find the GCF of both denominators so you can know if you will need to simplify or not. In conclusion, this is how you divide a fraction by another fraction.

Here are the steps how to divide1/4 divided by 1/2. First you have to find the reciprocal of the divisor. Then you have to multiply instead of divide. After that you multiply the numerators and the denominators. The last step is to simplify your answer if you need to. One times two is two. One times four is four and your answer is two over four but you need to simplify. Your real answer is one half. You need to see what they have in common. They both have in common two. Two divided by two is one, four divided by two is two so your answer is 1/2. Those are the steps how to divide 1/4 divided by 1/2.

3. Maylyn says:

Here are the following steps to divide 1/4 divided by 1/2. First, you change the divided sign to a multiplication sign, the 1/4 stays the same so its like this 1/4 x . Next, the 1/2 you switch it so it would be 2/1. Then, you multiply so the answer is 2/4 but I need the GCF now. The GCF is 2 so the numerator 2 divided by 2 is 1 and the dinominator 4 divided by 2 is 2 so the answer is 1/2. This is how we divide 1/4 divided by 1/2.

4. Brittney says:

Here are the steps to divide 1/4 and 1/2. First you find the reciprocal of 1/2. Then, the problem becomes 1/4 times 2/1. Next, you multiply 1 and 2 and then 4 and 1 and that becomes 2/4. To get the correct answer you need to simplify. Finally, we divide the numerator and denominator by 2 to get 1/2. Those were the steps on how to divide 1/4 and 1/2.

5. Luis says:

Here are the following steps to divide 1/4 divided by 1/2. First you write 1/4 divided by 1/2 across from each other. Next you need to find the Reciprocal, you flip the second fraction to make it 2/1. Then, you take 1/4 and 2/1 and change the division problem into a multiplication problem. When you multiply 1/4 and 2/1 you will get 2/4. Finally, you simplify 2/4 and then you get 1/2 it can no longer be simplified. This is how we divide fractions.

6. Reeha says:

Here are the steps to divide fractions .First you should flip the second fraction in the promblem .So that means you have to flip 1/2 into 2/1 .This step is called changing the reciprocal .After you changed the reciprocal of 1/2 ,you have to multiply .Instead of dividing 1/4 times 2/1 you have to multiply 1/4 times 2/1 .Your quotient should be 2/4, but your still not done .You have to simplify .You have to simplify 2/4 by 2 .Which equals 1/2 This is how you divide fractions .

7. Devan says:

These are the following steps to divide 1/4 divided by 1/2. First, you have to find the reciprical. The reciprical is when the denominator becomes the numerator and the numerator becomes the denominator. But, you only find the reciprical for the divisor. So 1/2 becomes 2/1. Next, you have to change the divide sign to a multiply sign. Then you muulyiply. Your answer is 2/4. It needs to be simplified. What can go into 2 and 4? 2 can fit into both, so divide them by two. The answer is 1/2. This is how I divide fractions.

8. Eliza says:

Here are the steps to divide fractions. First step to get the awnser is to get the recipricle. Those of you that dont know what a recipricle is, it is when you flip the fraction. For example 1/2 becomes 2/1. Then after you find the recipricle you do NOT divide anymore, you multiply. So we multiply 1/4 times 2/1. The awnser is 2/4. We arent done yet though. We have to check to see if we need to simplify. This is how to simplify. First you divide 4 to 2. That makes 2. Then what you do to the denomintor you do to the numerator. So the quotiont is know 1/2. That is how to divide.

9. Destiny says:

Here are the following steps to get the quotient to 1/4 divided by 1/2. First, you have to find the reciprocal of 1/2 which is 2/1. Second, you have to switch the divison sign to multiplication sign. Next, you have to multiply 1/4 x 2/1. Your answer will be 2/4. Lastly, you will have to find the gcf (the gcf is two) and simplify it by the gcf, but you have to divide it. Your answer will be 1/2. This is how you get the quotient to 1/4 divided by 1/2.

10. Alicia says:

Do you ever need help with fractions? Well the first step is to switch 1/2 to 2/1. Then once you do that you leave 1/4 alone. So now your fraction should be 1/4 divided by 2/1. After you could do cross calculation.

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11. Eric says:

Here are the following steps to divide 1/4 by 1/2. First, you will have to find the reciprocal of the divisor. Secondly, you rewrite the division problem but you will not divide, instead you will multiply. After, you multiply both denominators and numerators you will eventually get 2/4. Finally, you will have to find the GCF of both denominators so you can know if you will need to simplify or not. You can find the GCF if you find the denominators factors. If you find a GCF that is not one and other numbers you have to divide both numerators and denominators by that number but you need to find the highest number and divide by that and not just any kind of number. Then, that will be your final answer. In conclusion, this is how you divide a fraction by another fraction.

12. Alicia says:

Do you ever need help with fractions? Well the first step is to switch 1/2 to 2/1. Then once you do that you leave 1/4 alone. So now your fraction should be 1/4 divided by 2/1. After you could do cross calculation. (A simpler way to do this kind of math). Next you ask yourself “what goes into 2 and 4 evenly” it’s 2. Then you ask yourself how many times can 2 go into 2 two can only go in 1 time. now

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13. Alicia says:

Do you ever need help with fractions? Well the first step is to switch 1/2 to 2/1. Then once you do that you leave 1/4 alone. So now your fraction should be 1/4 divided by 2/1. After you could do cross calculation. (A simpler way to do this kind of math). Next you ask yourself “what goes into 2 and 4 evenly” it’s 2. Then you ask yourself how many times can 2 go into 2 two can only go in 1 time. Now ask yourself ”what goes into 1 and 1 evenly” 1 can only go in to 1 evenly. So now your fraction should be 1/1 x 1/2. It much easer than doing dividing. (But sometime this cross calculation doesn’t always work.) Then what is 1×1=1. Finally you multiply 1×2=2. So your answer should be 1/2. Thats what you do if you need help with fractions.

14. Antone says:

Here are the steps to divide fractions. First step you do to find the quotion is to get the recipricle. Those of you who dont know what the recipricle is you just flip it for example 1/2 becomes 2/1. Then after you find the recipricle you do not divide any more you multiply. So we multiply1/4 times 1/2. The awnser you will get is 2/4. We arent done yet though. We have to check to see if we have to simplify you do. This is how you simplify. First you divide 4 to 2. that makes 2. Then what you do to the denominator you do to the numerator. So the quotion witch is 1/2. These is how to divde fractions.