How do you divide a fraction by a whole number


Question: How do you divide a fraction by a whole number?

Dividing fractions with whole numbers occurs very often in mathematics.

Answer: We can divide fractions by a whole number by multiplying the fraction with the reciprocal of the whole number.

Given below is an example of dividing a fraction by a whole number.

Explanation:

Let us divide 7/9 with 5

7/9 ÷ 5 = 7/9 × 1/5

= 7/45

Hence, we can divide fractions by a whole number by multiplying the fraction with the reciprocal of the whole number