Keep, change, flip! Dividing fractions is no problem when you have this mnemonic to guide you through the process.

Using ‘Keep, change, flip' is simple.
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Keep
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the first fraction as is,
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change
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the sign from division to multiplication, and
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flip
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the second fraction, putting the numerator on the bottom and the denominator on the top. Then multiply the two fractions to solve.

Solve

Step 1: Change the division sign to multiplication.

Step 2: Flip the second fraction.

Step 3: Multiply.

Dividing by 2 and multiplying by

10 ÷ 2 = 5

The reciprocal of a fraction is its ‘flipped' counterpart--the denominator of one is the numerator of the other, and vice versa. The reciprocal of

Dividing by a fraction and multiplying by that fraction's reciprocal will always give you the same thing.

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