Another powerful tool is division. Have you ever been asked to divide up a cake for dessert? Were you tempted to divide it unequally so that one piece (yours) was larger than the others? In math, the rules are different. When you divide, no matter what symbol you use to indicate division, all sections will be equal.
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ust as you can write any subtraction expression as addition, you can write any division expression as multiplication. You do so by using reciprocals.
Since any division expression can be written as multiplication, the rules for dividing signed numbers are closely related to the rules for multiplying signed numbers.
Learn more about reciprocals and dividing real numbers.
The product of any nonzero real number and its reciprocal is 1.
To divide any real number by any nonzero real number, multiply the dividend by the reciprocal of the divisor.
You will complete an online quiz covering the main goals of this lesson. Your quiz will be scored by the computer.