How to divide by a fraction using bar models?

- To complete
**the**calculation, count**the**total**number of**smaller pieces you needed for**the whole**bar. When dividing**by a fraction**, we**can**calculate**the**answer**using the**invert and multiply method. If**the number**you are dividing into is already**a fraction**, leave it alone.

## How do you find the fraction of a whole number?

You turn the whole number into a fraction by putting the whole number as the numerator and one as the denominator. Then you multiply straight across the top and straight across the bottom. Reduce if needed. (Example: 3/4 * 2 would be 3/4 * 2/1.

## How do you show division with fractions?

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. The first step to dividing fractions is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators.

## How do you divide fractions examples?

Dividing Fractions

- Example: 1 2 ÷ 1 6. Turn the second fraction upside down (it becomes a reciprocal): 1 6 becomes 6 1.
- Another Example: 1 8 ÷ 1 4. Turn the second fraction upside down (the reciprocal): 1 4 becomes 4 1.
- Example: 2 3 ÷ 5. Make 5 into 5 1: 2 3 ÷ 5 1.
- Example: 3 ÷ 1 4. Make 3 into 3 1: 3 1 ÷ 1 4.