# How to divide fractions

Tyler (271)

0Suppose you want to divide **3/4 ÷ 1/2**.

You'll need to multiple the dividend (3/4) by the reciprocal of the divisor (1/2).

The reciprocal of 1/2 is 2/1 so our new problem is: **3/4 x 2/1**.

And **3/4 x 2/1 = 6/4**.

Our resulting fraction **6/4** can be simplified to **3/2**.