How to Get Rid of a Fraction in the Denominator

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There are some cases when you have to deal with fractions in the denominator, and you’d want to get rid of it for simplification. To do this, follow the instructions below.

The first step is to understand that the ‘/’ symbol means division. So basically, we divide the numerator by the fraction in the denominator.

Take this example for instance:

8 / (1/3)

This means that we have to divide 8 by 1/3. Following the steps in dividing fractions:

8 / (1/3) = 8 * (3/1) = 24

With the example above, you’ll notice that you will just have to flip the denominator and multiply it by the denominator  — which is basically the process of fraction division.  Hence, to get a fraction out of the denominator, you need to divide the numerator by the denominator.

Tip: Learn more about fraction division by clicking on the following:

Examples of Fractions in Denominator

Here are other examples of getting rid of fractions in the denominator. Take time to work on these for you to understand the concept better.

11 / (1/2) = 11 * (2/1) = 22
10 / (2/3) = 10 * (3/2) = 15
15 / (3/5) = 15 * (5/3) = 25
4 / (4/9) = 4 * (9/4) = 9
9 / (3/8) = 9 * (8/3) = 24

 

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