Tori has #1/2# pound of sugar in her cabinet. Her cake recipe calls for #2/10# of a pound of sugar. How many cakes can she make?
So Tori has
How do you divide fractions? It's actually pretty easy. Here are our two fractions:
Now all you have to do is flip the second fraction upside down to be the reciprocal and change the
Now all you have to do is multiply the two top numbers (numerators) together and multiply the two bottom numbers (denominators) together. I changed the problem a little to make it more clear:
Tori can make exactly
She can make
CountryGal answered first, and did a very nice job. I just wanted to share another method as an alternative.
Then we divide