# COMPLEX FRACTIONS WORKSHEET

Complex fractions worksheet:

Worksheet on complex fractions is much required to the students who would like to practice problems on dividing a fraction by another fraction.

## Complex fractions worksheet - Problems

1.  Find the value of (2/5) / (7/15)

2.  Find the value of (7/10) / (-1/5)

3.  Maya wants to divide a 3/4 -pound box of trail mix into small bags. Each bag will hold 1/12 pound of trail mix. How many bags of trail mix can Maya fill ?

## Complex fractions worksheet - Solution

Problem 1 :

Find the value of (2/5) / (7/15)

Solution :

Step 1 :

Determine the sign of the quotient.

The quotient will be positive, because the signs of both numerator (2/5) and denominator (7/15) are same.

Step 2 :

Write the complex fraction as division :

(2/5) / (7/15)  =  (2/5) ÷ (7/15)

Step 3 :

Rewrite the above division as multiplication by taking the reciprocal of the second fraction.

(2/5) ÷ (7/15)  =  (2/5) x (15/7)

Step 4 :

Simplify

(2/5) x (15/7)  =  (2/1) x (3/7)

(2/5) x (15/7)  =  6/7

Problem 2 :

Find the value of (7/10) / (-1/5)

Solution :

Step 1 :

Determine the sign of the quotient.

The quotient will be negative, because the signs are different.

Step 2 :

Write the complex-fraction as division :

(7/10) / (-1/5)  =  (7/10) ÷ (-1/5)

Step 3 :

Rewrite the above division as multiplication by taking the reciprocal of the second fraction.

(7/10) ÷ (-1/5)  =  (7/10) x (-5/1)

Step 4 :

Simplify

(7/10) x (-5/1)  =  (7/2) x (-1/1)

(7/10) x (-5/1)  =  -7/2

Problem 3 :

Maya wants to divide a 3/4 -pound box of trail mix into small bags. Each bag will hold 1/12 pound of trail mix. How many bags of trail mix can Maya fill ?

Solution :

Step 1 :

To get answer for the above question, we have to divide 3/4 by 1/12.

That is, we have to find the value of (3/4) / (1/12).

Step 2 :

Determine the sign of the quotient.

The quotient will be positive, because the signs of both numerator (3/4) and denominator (1/12) are same.

Step 3 :

Write the complex fraction as division :

(3/4) / (1/12)  =  (3/4) ÷ (1/12)

Step 4 :

Rewrite the above division as multiplication by taking the reciprocal of the second fraction.

(3/4) ÷ (1/12)  =  (3/4) x (12/1)

Step 5 :

Simplify

(3/4) x (12/1)  =  (3/1) x (3/1)

(3/4) x (12/1)  =  9

Hence, Maya can fill 9 bags of trail mix.

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