EXAMPLE

Divide 3/4 by 7/8.

Invert 7/8 to 8/7, then multiply.

e.

Then invert the

divisor and multiply, canceling where possible.

EXAMPLE

Divide 2 1/2 by 1 7/8.

10.

Complex Fractions

Sometimes a necessity arises for solving a complex fraction; that is, one

with a fraction in the numerator, or the denominator, or both, such as:

In solving the complex fraction, first reduce it to a simple

fraction as shown below. The division by the second fraction is indicated.

Then invert and multiply. Cancel when able.