of Fractional Numbers
Steps of Division of Fractional Numbers
the fraction is a mixed fraction, convert it to improper fraction.
the first number as it is.
“÷” by “x” sign.
Write the reciprocal of the other number.
number means "number/1", so the reciprocal is "turning the number
Division of a fraction by a whole number
Rule: Fraction ÷ Whole number = Fraction x
Reciprocal of whole number.
change mixed fraction into improper fraction.
the fraction criss-cross and cross it out with a slash and write the new number
next to it)
Division of whole number by a fractional number
Rule: Whole Number ÷ Fractional Number = Whole
Number x Reciprocal of the Fractional Number.
Division of a fractional number
First Fractional Number ÷ Second Fractional Number = First Fractional Number x
Reciprocal of Second Fractional Number.
Properties of Division
When a fractional number is divided by 1, the quotient is the fraction itself.
When 0 is divided by a non-zero fractional number, the quotient is 0.
When any non-zero fractional number is divided by itself, the quotient is 1.
4. The reciprocal of zero does not exist. So we
cannot divide any fractional number by zero.