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
fractions,
 follow the steps for dividing fractions, and
 simplify the answer.
EXAMPLE 1
Find .
Solution
EXAMPLE 2
What is ?
Solution
EXAMPLE 3
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?
Solution
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.
