The math you did in elementary school seems daunting to adults because there are so many rules and special words. And dividing fractions is no different: You have to flip fractions and know words like *divisor* and *dividend* and *reciprocal*. It may seem hard to remember, but it's not with a little practice.

Because math is all about remembering rules and terms, and if you can do that, dividing fractions is a breeze. Division is the inverse of multiplication, so one thing you have to remember when dividing fractions is the answer is always going to be larger than either of the components of the problem. You're basically trying to figure out how many of the divisor (second number in the problem) can be found in the dividend (first number).

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