When dividing mixed numbers, there are many fraction skill being used. A student must be comfortable with these skills before moving on. Read on to find out exactly what these are.

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Your child must be comfortable with each of these skills. If they are not, please don't move forward until they have them mastered. It will just cause a lot of stress and anxiety for both of you.

- Know exactly what a Mixed Number is.
- Dividing Fractions competency
- Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions
- Finding a Common Denominator.

Once you are confident your kid can manage these skills it's time to move on to dividing mixed numbers.

Dividing mixed number problem. | ||

Represent mixed numbers as improper fractions using the denominator of their attached fractions. | ||

Tidy up by adding what you can - you are now simply dividing fractions | ||

Remember - to divide by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse! | ||

If your result is an improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number, to put it in it's smallest terms. | ||

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