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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State the answer as a simplified fraction, and not a mixed number.

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