Dividing Fractions Practice

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Question 1

Divide 3/5 with 2/7. Give the answer in the simplest form.


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Select and check your answer...

A. 1 1/5
B. 2 1/10
C. 3 1/15
D. 4 1/20

Step by Step Solution

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    Step 1

    Let's write down these fractions:

    Divide fractions, 3/5 with 2/7
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    Step 2

    To solve this, we change the division to multiplication. We can do so provided that we also change the divisor to its reciprocal.

    change the division to multiplication
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    Step 3

    After the change, we can just multiply the fractions together.

    Multiply the fractions, 3/5 with 7/2
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    Step 4

    Here, we have the resulting fraction as 2 1/10. Clearly, the answer is B.