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Sixth grade math - Divide fractions and mixed numbers: word problems

Sixth grade math course inlude dividing fractions word problems i.e. fraction problems which involve division in real life. Mixed operation word problems include other operations such as addition etc. To divide mixed fractions, we have to convert mixed fractions into improper fractions. Then flip the second fraction (interchange numerator and denominator) and multiply it with the first fraction. Ex. Divide 1 3/4 by 3 2/7. Answer = (7/4) / (23/7) = (7/4) x (7/23) = 49/92. Practice many problems from fraction word problems worksheets and use other resources on this page to become proficient in the subject.

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  • How do you divide a fraction by a fraction?
  • Dividing Fractions. Turn the second fraction upside down, then multiply.

  • How is dividing mixed numbers like dividing fractions?
  • Dividing mixed numbers is very similar to multiplying mixed numbers. You just add one step—after changing the divisor into an improper fraction, you then find its reciprocal and multiply.

  • How do you divide an improper fraction by a fraction?
  • Just multiply across the top and the bottom. First, change the mixed number to an improper fraction. Next, multiply the divisor and simplify if needed. Then, put your answer in the lowest term.

  • How do you multiply fractions with mixed numbers?
  • To multiply Mixed Fractions:
    convert to Improper Fractions.
    Multiply the Fractions.
    convert the result back to Mixed Fractions.

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