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# Fraction Review for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Study Guide (page 6)

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### Dividing Fractions

To divide one fraction by a second fraction, invert the second fraction (that is, flip the top and bottom numbers) and then multiply.

Example:
1. Invert the second fraction :
2. Change the division sign (÷) to a multiplication sign ( ×):
3. Multiply the first fraction by the new second fraction:

To divide a fraction by a whole number, first change the whole number to a fraction by putting it over 1. Then follow the division steps above.

Example:
When the division problem has a mixed number, convert it to an improper fraction and then divide as usual.
Example:
1. Convert to an improper fraction:
2. Divide by ; flip to ; change ÷ to ×:
3. Cancel and multiply:
Here are a few division problems to try.
Let's wrap this up with some real-life problems.
1. If four friends evenly split pounds of candy, how many pounds of candy does each friend get?
1. 4
2. How many -pound chunks of cheese can be cut from a single 20-pound piece of cheese?
1. 2
2. 4
3. 6
4. 8
5. 10
3. Ms. Goldbaum earned \$36.75 for working 3 hours. What was her hourly wage?
1. 10.00
2. \$10.50
3. \$10.75
4. \$12.00
5. \$12.25

1. 10
2. 27
3. 200
4. a.
5. b.
6. c.
7. e.
8. c.
9. b.
10. d.
11. b.

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