# How do you solve #20 1/2 div 3/4#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Convert the improper fraction to a improper fraction

So the problem becomes

Now you have to multiply by the reciprocal

Cross cancel

Multiply numerators and then denominators

Convert to an improper fraction

For another explanation please see the following tutorial.

#### Explanation:

When dividing fraction, you are actually multiplying by the reciprocal.

But first, it would be easier to work with improper fractions than with a mixed number.

So, to change

Multiply the denominator by the whole number

Then add the numerator to the product of the denominator and whole number

Then put

Now, change the second fraction into its reciprocal

Which is just to switch the numerator and denominator

Change the division sign into multiplication

Multiply the numerators together and the denominators

Simplify