How do you divide rational numbers?

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2018

Answer:

Just divide them as normal

Explanation:

Take two rational numbers, #b/c# and #p/q#

How do we divide these? Simple! All we have to do is find the recipricol operation of the problem. That is:

#b/c / p/q# #=# #b/c * q/p#

Note that the #q# is switched from the denominator to the numerator, as it is the recipricol operation.

From there, just solve as normal!