How do you simplify #6 / (2/3)#?
To divide a number by a fraction, you can multiply it by the inverse of the fraction.
Think of dividing something by
So, we can put this into action with our calculation:
Hope this helps; let me know if I can do anything else:)
Using the shortcut rule of: to divide turn the divisor upside down (invert) and multiply.
Applying the rule
It is perfectly correct to write 6 as
Any number written as a whole number is actually a fraction: so 6 is
Now, multiply inner part with inner part and external part with external part:
When multiplied, the product of multiplication of external parts will stay as nominator, and the product of multiplication of inner parts will stay as denominator.
Using Tarik's terminology; multiplying the inner numbers together and then the outer numbers together is the same process as inverting and then multiplying.