Step 1: Determine the reciprocal of the divisor
The divisor is the fraction after the division.
Step 2: Multiply the dividend by the reciprocal of the divisor
Note that if the dividend (fraction being divided) is a mixed fraction, make sure to change it to improper fraction.
So, for 39/40 ÷ 13/20,
Step 3: Cancel common factors
Cancel out common factors shared between numerators and denominators to simplify the fraction.
Examples of how to divide fractions
Q1) What would the result of 30/91 ÷ 6/13 be?
Find the reciprocal of the divisor. Reciprocal of 6/13=13/6.
Once we have the reciprocal, multiply the dividend with the divisor.
Cancel out common factors shared by the numerator and the denominator.
Multiply the remaining factors to simplify the product.