# How do you simplify #3/4 div 1/8#?

##### 3 Answers

#### Explanation:

#"to perform the calculation"#

#• " leave the first fraction"#

#• " change division to multiplication"#

.

#• " perform any cancelling"#

#3/4xx8/1=3/cancel(4)^1xxcancel(8)^2=3xx2=6#

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This only works because the fractions are 'nice' ones. The method to use for every division with fractions is

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#### Explanation:

Despite what we are always taught about having to flip the second fraction when we are dividing, it is possible to just divide straight across as we do in multiplication.

However, the divisions often lead to uncomfortable numbers, so we choose not to do divisions that way.

For example:

This is exactly the same answer as is obtained from:

or

In this case, we have

But consider that

There are times when this direct method is the easiest and quickest - look out for them!

eg: