How do you simplify (3/4) / 3?

Sep 25, 2015

$\textcolor{red}{\frac{\frac{3}{4}}{3} = \frac{1}{4}}$

Explanation:

You want to simplify $\frac{\frac{3}{4}}{3}$

Dividing by $3$ is the same as multiplying by $\frac{1}{3}$, so

(3/4)/3 = 3/4× 1/3

Now cancel the $3$ in numerator and denominator.

color(red)(cancel(color(black)(3)))/4× 1/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(3))) =1/4× 1/1 = 1/4

$\frac{\frac{3}{4}}{3} = \frac{1}{4}$