MathsFractionsDividing Fractions – Part 2

Dividing Fractions – Part 2

Table of Contents

  • Example
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we learnt how to divide fractions. In this segment, we will solve an example based on the division of fractions.

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    Division of fractions – Example

    Q. Divide ??

    ??

    ??

    ?? .

    ??

    Solution:

    Here, the divisor is ?? and the dividend is ??.

    ?? ??

    The reciprocal of ?? is ??

    .

    ?? ??

    Thus, 11 ÷ 55 = 11 × 52 = 11×52

    .

    13 52 13 55 13×55

    This expression can be simplified as:

    • 11 x 5 = 55. This means 11 is the common factor of 11 and 55.
    • 13 x 4 = 52 This means 13 is the common factor of 13 and 52.

    Cancelling the common factors, the expression becomes

    What’s next?

    11 55

    ÷ =

    13 52

    11 52

    × =

    13 55

    11 × 52 4

    = .

    13 × 55 5

    In the next segment of Class 7 Maths, we will learn about the Place value of decimal numbers.

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