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### Course: Arithmetic>Unit 15

Lesson 6: Dividing mixed numbers

# Dividing mixed numbers

How do we divide mixed numbers? We can convert the mixed numbers to improper fractions, then simplify the division problem by finding the reciprocal of one of the fractions. This video also includes a demonstration of different ways of simplifying the final answer.

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• why this have to be hard
• I don't like math that much either but in the real world shopping for food requires math so math is important. It will only get harder.
• Can anyone plz explain visually (3/2) / (5/3) =??
• ofcourse, 3/2 / 5/3 you can use the trick keep change flip so you would keep 3/2
change the division sign to a multiplication sign and flip 5/3 to 3/5 and then multiply straight across and you would get 9/10
• If it's multiple answers then it's probably not correct. (PEMDAS)
• Hello! recently I have been having trouble in math- I am in 5th grade but am in AMP, meaning I skip a grade in math. But math is still very hard, and I have to re-watch these videos over and over as my other classmates understand eminently. I focus and stuff, but then forget a step, so I have to redo my problems a lot. I'm honestly really behind ... I have been working hard to catch up, but this happened in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, too. I can't just quit AMP, either. I just want to say thank you and all, but--- Do any of you guys have tips to help me? I try, I really do, but... It's hard, you know? Anyways, thanks...
• It sounds like you are really working hard to study, do your assignments, and look for outside help, which are some of the best things you can do. I would recommend privately stating your concern to your teacher and also try studying with other classmates if possible.
• How is 4 the same thing as 20/5?
• The equation was 4 4/5...you just need to so the whole number which is 4 times the denominator and that would be 4 x 5 = 20 so that is why he is saying 4 equals 20/5
• how do i do this its so confuesing
• You simplify the mixed number and the multiply the reciprocal.
• what will this help me with in the real world