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To divide any number by a fraction:

  1. Multiply the number by the reciprocal of the fraction.
  2. Simplify the resulting fraction if possible.
  3. Check your answer: Multiply the result you got by the divisor and be sure it equals the original dividend.

You can only divide by non-zero fractions.

Click the $5 bill to see how to divide it by 1/4.

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