## Divide Fraction by Whole Number

### Divide Fractions: Learn

To divide a fraction by a whole number:

• Rewrite the whole number as a fraction with 1 as the denominator
• Divide just like any other fractions
• Simplify the result, but do not convert to a mixed number unless the instructions say to do so

Example: Divide 2/9 by 2

2
9
÷
2
1
=
2
9
*
1
2
=
2 * 1
9 * 2
=
2
18
=
1
9

Just like with ordinary fractions, you can cancel factors before multiplying.

Example: Divide 2/9 by 2, but simplify the problem before multiplying, by canceling a factor of 2 out of the 2 and 2.

2
9
÷
2
1
=
1 2
9
*
1
2 1
=
1 * 1
9 * 1
=
1
9

### Divide Fractions: Practice

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