How do you find the quotient of 45 divided by 5/11?

1 Answer
Sep 10, 2015

Put 45 over 1, flip the second fraction (the reciprocal), and multiply straight across.


In other words, 45 can also be expressed as 45 over 1. It is easier to visualize the process if you write it this way. Also understand that when you divide a number by a fraction, it is the same as multiplying that number by the reciprocal of that fraction (reciprocals are just the fraction flipped, so the reciprocal of 5/11 is 11/5).

So, simply shown:

45/1 * 11/5 = 495/5

Then reduce your product by dividing by 5:

And your answer is : 99