How do you simplify #10/21 div 5/14#?

1 Answer
Jul 3, 2016

Answer:

#4/3 or 1 1/3#

Explanation:

To simplify #10/21 div 5/14#

Begin the inverting the divisor fraction to the reciprocal and multiply

#10/21 * 14/5#

Now cross cancel to reduce the fractions

#(2cancel10)/(3cancel21) * (2cancel14)/(1cancel5)#

#2/3 * 2/1#

multiply the numerators across
multiply the denominators across

#2/3 * 2/1 = 4/3#

#4/3 or 1 1/3#