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**lostmathmom****Member**- Registered: 2006-11-30
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I am trying to help my daughter divide fractions the problem is 2/3 divided by n = 3/4. I am having a terrible time figuring it out and of course she has no book for examples. Can anyone help? Thanks so much:)

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**pi man****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-06
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Dividing by a fraction is the same as muiltiplying by its inverse:

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**!mathfun****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-31
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for teaching, figuring it out like

(2/3) / n = (3/4)

(2/3) /= (3/4) *n

(2/3) / (3/4) = n

n= (2/3) / (3/4)

n= (2/3) * (4/3)

n= (2*4)/(3*3)

n= 8/9

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Welcome to the forum, !mathfun and lostmathmom.

I'm moving this to the Help Me forum ... hopefully you'll still be able to find it. I'll leave a redirect.

Thanks guys, and have fun on the forum.

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**Stanley_Marsh****Member**- Registered: 2006-12-13
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all you need to do , is to put the divisor up side down and multiply

*Last edited by Stanley_Marsh (2007-03-31 13:56:37)*

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**iamthepro****Member**- Registered: 2008-06-01
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(2/3) / (3/4) = [(2/3) / (3/4)] x [(4/3) / (4/3)] = (2/3) x (4/3) = 8/9

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**Recey****Guest**

Here is a guide http://hubpages.com/hub/Adding-and-subtracting-fraction

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Recey;

These pages seem stronger than that one:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/mixed-fractions.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions-menu.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_addition.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_subtraction.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_division.html

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