Dividing Mixed Numbers
Dividing mixed numbers is similar to dividing fractions,
except that there is an additional step.
To Divide Mixed Numbers
- change the mixed numbers to their equivalent improper
- follow the steps for dividing fractions, and
- simplify the answer.
What is ?
There are yards of silk in a roll. If it takes yards to make one designer tie, how many ties can be
made from the roll?
The question is: How many s fit into . It tells us that we must divide.
So 9 ties can be made from the roll of silk.