DIVIDING FRACTIONS

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16.  Express each quotient as a fraction.

  1.    a)  3 ÷ 4  =  3
4
    18.   b)  5 ÷ 8  =  5
8
    18.   c)  10 ÷ 12  =  5
6
  17.   a)    8
9
 ÷  4
9
 =   2    b)    5
8
 ÷  7
8
 =  5
7
  c)    5
8
 ÷  2
8
 = 
 
  17.   d)    3
7
 ÷  6
7
 =  1
2
  e)     6 
11
 ÷   9 
11
 =  2
3
  f)    20
21
 ÷   8 
21
 = 
  18.   a)   3
4
 ÷  7
5
 =  15
28
  b)    3
5
 ÷  2
3
 =   9 
10
 
  18.   c)   2
9
 ÷   3 
11
 =  22
27
  d)    4
5
 ÷   3 
15
 =   4 
 
  18.   e)   5
6
 ÷  8
9
 =  15
16
  f)     4 
15
 ÷   9 
10
 =   8 
27
 
  18.   g)   5
8
 ÷  11
12
 =  15
22
  h)    3
4
 ÷  1
2
 = 
 
 
  19.   a)   1
3
 ÷  2  =  1
6
  b)    2  ÷  1
3
 =  6
 
  4.    c)   2
5
 ÷  3  =   2 
15
  d)    3  ÷  2
5
 = 
 
 
  10.   a)    ÷   =  2
3
  b)    6  ÷  divided by 2 2/3  = 

11.  Invert the divisor and multiply.

   6.   a)   30  ÷  3
4
 =  40   b)    500  ÷  2
3
 =  750
 
  6.    c)   360  ÷  4
5
 =  450   d)    140  ÷  7
9
 =  180

12.  A bottle of medicine contains 8 oz.  Each dose of the medicine is

12.      2
3
 oz.  How many doses are in the bottle?  12

13.  If a box of cereal holds 28 ounces, then how many servings will
13.  there be if each serving is 3½ ounces?  8

14.  You are planning a party.  Your punchbowl holds 12 quarts.  The

  14.   ladle holds  3
4
 cup.  How many drinks will you be able to serve?

14.  (In division, the units must be the same.  1 quart = 4 cups.)  64

15.  Summary.  Distinguish the following.

  15.   a)   3
8
 +  4
9
 =  59
72
  b)   3
8
 ×  4
9
 =  1
6
  c)   3
8
 ÷  4
9
 =  27
32
  15.   d)  3 5
8
 =  29
 8
  e)  3 ×  5
8
 =  15
 8
 = 1 7
8

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