What Is 1/4 Divided By 4?


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When you're work with the fractions in division, you must invert and multiply.

Think about it, 1/4 divided by 4.  Think about a piece of your mothers pecan pie.  There is 1/4 of the pie left which you must equally share with three other family members.

1/4 divided by 4 is computed by inverting (flip over) the 4 and multiply. It looks like this 1/4 X 1/4 = 1/16.  So when you cut the pie with1/4 still left, each person will receive a 1/16 of the pie.  Add em up 4 1/16's of the pie is the same as 1/4. Hope that helps.

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