## Sir John A Macdonald's Math Notebook

# Contact Information

Email: drbell@uwo.ca

# Division with Fractions

Reduce the numbers to simple fractions. Invert the divisor and proceed as in multiplication. If the quantities are mixed numbers, multiply both numbers by the fractional part of the divisor and divide as in division of integers; and if a mixed fraction remains, reduce it to a simple one.

Examples:

(1) Divide by .

and . Therefore .

(2) Divide by .

As a first step multiply both numbers by : and .

Now so that is 2 with a remainder of or . Therefore the final answer is .