# What is 4 divided by 12/25?

Oct 28, 2016

$8 \frac{1}{3}$

#### Explanation:

To divide by a fraction, you need to multiply by its reciprocal.

$4 \div \frac{12}{25}$ is changed into a multiplication as follows:

$= \frac{4}{1} \times \frac{25}{12} \text{ } \leftarrow$multiply by the reciprocal

$= \frac{\cancel{4}}{1} \times \frac{25}{\cancel{12}} ^ 3 \text{ } \leftarrow$ cancel where possible

$= \frac{25}{3}$

$= 8 \frac{1}{3}$