# How do you simplify 7 div 1/2?

Jul 27, 2016

$7 \div \frac{1}{2} = \textcolor{b l u e}{14}$

#### Explanation:

When dividing a number by a fraction, rewrite the fraction as its multiplicative inverse (reciprocal), then multiply.

$7 \div \frac{1}{2}$

The reciprocal of $\frac{1}{2}$ is $2$.

$7 \times 2 = 14$