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# Divide Unit Fractions and Whole Numbers

## Fractions

As you all know part of a whole is known as a fraction. The top number is called the numerator and the bottom one is called the denominator.

For example, 2/3 is a fraction with 2 as the numerator and 3 as the denominator. A unit fraction is a fraction whose numerator is 1. It can also be considered as a special type of proper fraction.

### Arithmetic way of dividing a unit fraction by a whole number

To divide a unit fraction by a whole number, first, we take the reciprocal of the whole number and simultaneously change the division operation to the multiplication. After that, we multiply both the numerators of the given fractions together and write the answer as the numerator of the resulting fraction. Similarly, we multiply both the denominators of the given fractions together and write the answer as the denominator of the resulting fraction.

#### Visual Representation of Division of a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number

We have learnt the arithmetic way of dividing a unit fraction by a whole number. Now, let’s

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