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- JimLv 78 months ago
There is an old saying:

To divide, invert and multiply!

1/2 / (1/12)

invert and multiply

1/2 x 12/1 = 12/2 = 6

tada!

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This works with formulas, equations, variables, fractions, etc...

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- geezerLv 78 months ago
If you are dividing a number by a fraction

you turn the fraction upside down and multiply.

So .. 1/2 divided by 1/12 becomes .. 1/2 multiplied by 12/1

(1 x 12 = 12 .. and .. 2 x 1 = 2)

So .. 1/2 x 12/1 = 12/2

which is 6

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- RRLv 78 months ago
1/2 -:- 1/12

To divide a fraction by a fraction, turn the second one upside down and multiply

= 1/2 x 12/1

= 12/2

= 6

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- MorningfoxLv 78 months ago
Dividing by 1/12 is the same as multiplying by 12.

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- Barkley HoundLv 78 months ago
1/2 divided by 1/12

is the same as

1/2 * 12 = 6

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