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Divide 6/13 by 6/12

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- May 1st 2005, 05:15 PMAlleycat823Dividing Fractions
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Divide 6/13 by 6/12 - May 1st 2005, 05:29 PMMath Helpdividing fractions
To divide 6/13 by 6/12

The trick to dividing fractions is simply to cross multiply.

When dividing:

..a........c

.--.../...--

..b........d

you get :

a*d

----

b*c

applying this to your example:

..6........6

.--.../...--

.13.......12

you get :

6*12

----- .......the 6's cancel and you are left with

13*6

**12/13 answer** - May 1st 2005, 05:31 PMMath Helpcross multiplication
A good way to remember how to cross multiply is to flip the fraction you are dividing by and then multiply the two fractions as in the first example.

- January 5th 2006, 05:54 AMxxxur solution
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Originally Posted by**Alleycat823**

u need 2 receprocate the fraction on thr right which in ur case is 6/13 after receprocating ur number will be 13/6 now u have 2 change the sign 2 mutiplication and work it out

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