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## Arithmetic (all content)

### Course: Arithmetic (all content)>Unit 5

Lesson 24: Fractions as division

# Creating a fraction through division

In this video, we'll learn about the relationship between division and multiplication using fractions. Watch how dividing by a number is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal. Then watch as Sal practices this concept using a fun, everyday example. Created by Sal Khan.

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• No matter how many times fractions are explained to me I can't get it to click in my head.
So when you are dividing a number by a number smaller than itself, does the product represent how many sections of the whole you have?
How does changing the division sign to a times sign, and flipping the fraction express the same thing?
• I feel you I can never understand fractions as decimals.
• soap does look like Cheescake

pls upvote
• is the 3/4 equation always like that? Please explain.
• 3/4 really just means 3 divided by 4. Just like 1/4 means one divided by four. I like to use money as an example. If you have a one dollar bill and give it to your sister for "quarters" you get back four quarters. Another way to write that is 4/4 or four fourths of a dollar. If you reduce 4/4 to lowest terms by dividing the top and the bottom by four you get 1/1 which is just 1 - one dollar. Did that help?
• does the soap look like cheese cake or is it just me?
• i think it does or it might just look like some sorta dessert
• snickers up vote plz
• i dont even know how to do this and i watched this 2 times

please explain how to do this to me :(
• Why when you use a hint in Khan Academy they count it as an incorrect answer