How to divide the fraction 6/7 by 2/9?
asked in Basic Math by anonymous

1 Answer

This a simple fraction question. To divide 6/7 by 2/9 we can follow these steps which applies to any fraction:


 Step 1. Cross multiply the two fraction as shown below:

 6   2   6 x 9
 - x - = ----- 
 7   9   7 x 2

 Step 2. Simplify the fraction:

 6 x 9    3 x 9    27
 -----  = ----- = --
 7 x 2    7 x 1    7

 Step 3. If the resulting fraction is an improper fraction, simplify it 

 27     6
 -- = 3 -
  7     7

 That is all!

So, 6/7 by 2/9 is equal to 7/27 which is equal to 3 6/7.

answered by questiun

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