1. Rule for Dividing Fractions: If a, b, c and d
are integers and
neither b, c nor d is zero, then
To divide two fractions, multiply the first fraction by
the reciprocal of
Example 1: Divide the given fractions.
2. Simplifying Fractional Expressions That Contain
Multiplication, Division and Exponents: Use the order of
operations agreement and the rules for adding, subtracting,
multiplying and dividing fractions to simplify.
Example 2: Simplify each of the following.
Simplify each of the following.
Answers to Practice Problems: