# How do you divide #3/8 div 1/4#?

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#### Answer:

Both shortcut and first principle methods shown. Followed by what is actually happening in the shortcut approach. This is not always explained!

#### Explanation:

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Method: make the denominators (bottom numbers) the same then just divide the numerators (top numbers). This way you are just dividing the counts and ignoring the indicator of size (bottom number).

Multiply by 1 and you do not change the value, but 1 comes in many forms.

But

Now that the denominators (bottom numbers) are both 8 we can just divide the numerators (top numbers

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A fraction consists of two parts.

Their function is:

Invert and multiply

Where