Divide. 1/4÷3=

Divide. 1/4÷3=

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Factors and multiples
asked 2020-10-26
Divide.
\(\displaystyle\frac{{1}}{{4}}÷{3}=\)

Answers (1)

2020-10-27

Dividing by a number is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal.

Since the reciprocal of 3 is \(\frac{1}{3}\), then \(\frac{1}{4}\div 3 = \frac{1}{4}\times \frac{1}{3}\).
To multiply two fractions, multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators.

Therefore \(\frac{1}{4}\times \frac{1}{3}=\frac{1\times 1}{4\times 3}\ so\ \frac{1}{4}\div 3 = \frac{1}{12}\)

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