When working with fractions multiplying and dividing can be tricky. Get help multiplying and dividing fractions here.

### Dividing fractions

Over the last few pages, you've learned how to **multiply** fractions. You might have guessed that you can **divide** fractions too. You divide fractions to see how many parts of something **are in** something else. For example, if you wanted to know how many fourths of an inch are in four inches, you could divide 4 by 1/4.

Let's try another example. Imagine a recipe calls for 3 cups of flour, but your measuring cup only holds 1/3, or **one-third**, of a cup. How many **thirds **of a cup should you add?

We'll need to find out how many **thirds** of a cup are in **three** cups. In other words, we'll need to divide three by one-third.

We'd write the problem like this:

3 ÷ 1/3

#### Try This!

Try setting up these division problems with fractions. Don't worry about solving them yet!

A recipe calls for 3/4 of a cup of water. You only have a 1/8 measuring cup.