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Dividing can be replaced by multiplying by the reciprocal.

The reciprocal of 2 is 1/2.

3/4 ÷ 2 = 3/4 x 1/2 = (3 x 1) / (4 x 2) = 3/8

Another way of looking at this problem:

Dividing by 2 means taking one-half of it.

One-half of a fourth is an eighth; so one-half of 3/4 is 3/8.

geno3141
Dec 29, 2014

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Dividing can be replaced by multiplying by the reciprocal.

The reciprocal of 2 is 1/2.

3/4 ÷ 2 = 3/4 x 1/2 = (3 x 1) / (4 x 2) = 3/8

Another way of looking at this problem:

Dividing by 2 means taking one-half of it.

One-half of a fourth is an eighth; so one-half of 3/4 is 3/8.

geno3141
Dec 29, 2014