# How to divide a mixed number by a whole number?

Whole numbers are all natural numbers including zero

A mixed fraction is a whole number, and a proper fraction represented together

## Answer: Below are the steps to divide a mixed number by a whole number.

Let's take an example to understand this

**Explanation:**

1. Write the whole number and the mixed number as improper fractions with division sign

2. Write the reciprocal of the divisor and replace division sign with multiplication sign

3. Simplify the common factors if they exist

4. Perform simple multiplication of the numerators and the denominators to get the result

Solve: 3½ ÷ 2

Rewrite 3½ as an improper fraction

i.e, 7/2 ÷ 2/1

Reciprocal of divisor and replace ÷ by ×

i.e, 7/2 × 1/2 = 7/4