# How do you divide rational numbers?

Jul 16, 2018

Just divide them as normal

#### Explanation:

Take two rational numbers, $\frac{b}{c}$ and $\frac{p}{q}$

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

$\frac{b}{c} / \frac{p}{q}$ $=$ $\frac{b}{c} \cdot \frac{q}{p}$

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

From there, just solve as normal!