Dividing Fractions – Part 2

Dividing Fractions – Part 2

• 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

÷ =

11 52

× =

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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