To divide a fraction by another fraction, we multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. In other words, when you change the operation from ÷ to ×, you need to change the second fraction to its reciprocal by reversing the numerator and the denominator.
Similarly, when we divide rational expressions, we “flip” the second expression and then we factor, cancel and then multiply the two expressions.
Simplify the following expressions:
Solution:The following video shows how to divide rational expressions.
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