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

Sep 10, 2015

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

#### Explanation:

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: