How To: Divide mixed numbers in mathematics

Divide mixed numbers in mathematics

Looking for a primer on how to divide mixed numbers in basic arithmetic? See how it's done with this free video math lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test).

1. Change the mixed numbers into improper fractions.
2. Multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction.
3. Multiply straight across. Reduce your answer. Simplify if possible.

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