TODD asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 months ago

# what is 1/2 divided by 1/12?

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• Jim
Lv 7
8 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

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

• 8 months ago

1/2 divided by 1/12 equals 6.

• geezer
Lv 7
8 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

• David
Lv 7
8 months ago

It is the same as 1/2 times 12/1 = 6

• sepia
Lv 7
8 months ago

1/2 / 1/12 = 6

• RR
Lv 7
8 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

• 8 months ago

Dividing by 1/12 is the same as multiplying by 12.

• 8 months ago

it is equal to 6

• 8 months ago

1/2 divided by 1/12

is the same as

1/2 * 12 = 6