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Welcome to the Math Salamanders 5th Grade How to Divide Fractions.

Here you will find a range of free printable Fifth Grade Dividing Fractions sheets,
including support sheets and practice sheets which will help your child
learn how to divide one fraction by another.

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Fractions is an area that a lot of kids find hard to understand. One of the problems with fractions is that they have different meanings depending on the context.

For example, you can eat half an apple or cut an orange into fourths. But you can also put the number one-half on a number line, measure a line 3 1/2 cm long, or find a fourth of 24.

Once the concept of fractions as numbers and fractions as parts of a whole has been understood, your child will be well on their way to developing a sound understanding of fractions.

How to Divide Fractions Support Page

Here you will find support on how to divide one fraction by another fraction, and also some practice worksheets designed to help your child master this skill.

The sheets are carefully graded so that the easiest sheets come first, and the most difficult sheet is the last one..

Before your child tackles dividing fractions, they should be confident with multiplying fractions, and also converting mixed fractions to improper fractions and reducing fractions to simplest form.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- divide one fraction by another;
- apply their understanding of simplest form;
- convert an improper fraction to a mixed number.

All the Printable Fraction sheets in this section support Elementary Math Benchmarks for Fifth Grade.

Dividing Fractions Calculator

If you want to divide fractions, you can use the calculator below.

To enter a fraction, you have to enter the numerator followed by '/' followed by the denominator. E.g. 4/5 or 23/7

To enter a mixed fraction, first type the whole number followed by space followed by the numerator followed by '/' followed by the denominator. E.g. 3 1/4 (3 and a quarter).

This calculator will work out Fraction1 ÷ Fraction2.

If you need support to find out how to divide fractions, there is more help further down this page!

How to Divide Fractions

Frazer says "To divide a fraction by another fraction, follow these three easy steps."

Step 1

If any of the fractions are mixed fractions, then first convert them into improper fractions.

Swap the numerator and denominator of the dividend fraction
(the fraction **after** the ÷ sign) and change the operand to a
'x' instead of a '÷' .

Step 2

Multiply the numerators and denominators of the fractions together, This will give you the answer.

You should have now found your fraction of a number!

Step 3 - optional

You may want to convert the fraction into its simplest form and/or convert it back to a mixed fraction (if it is an improper fraction).

How to divide fractions printable sheets

This printable support sheet below gives a little more detail about dividing fractions of numbers including a guide to how it works.

Examples

**
Example 1) Find
3
5
÷
2
7
**

Step 1)

3 5 ÷ 2 7 = 3 5 x 7 2

Step 2)

3 5 x 7 2 = 21 10

Step 3)

Answer in simplest form = 21 10 OR 2 1 10

**
Example 1) Find
9
4
÷
3
5
**

Step 1)

9 4 ÷ 3 5 = 9 4 x 5 3

Step 2)

9 4 x 5 3 = 45 12

Step 3)

Answer in simplest form 45 12 = 15 4 OR 3 3 4

Dividing Fractions Practice

How to Divide Fractions by an Integer Worksheets

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to divide a fraction by a whole number.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- divide a fraction by a whole number;
- divide a whole number by a fraction.

All the free Fraction Shape worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for 5th Grade.

Dividing Mixed Fractions Worksheets

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to divide mixed fractions.

Once your child has mastered divide fractions, they are ready to learn to divide mixed fractions.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- divide a fraction by a mixed number;
- divide a mixed number by a fraction;
- divide two mixed fractions.

All the free Fraction Shape worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for 5th Grade.

Converting Improper Fractions

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- convert an improper fraction to a mixed number;
- convert a mixed number to an improper fraction.

All the free printable Fraction worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for 4th Grade.

Learning Fractions

Are you looking for free fraction help or fraction support?

Here you will find a range of fraction help on a variety of fraction topics, from simplest form to converting fractions.

There are fraction videos, worked examples and practice fraction worksheets.

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