Divide Mixed Numbers Worksheet

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Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 6 students practice dividing mixed numbers.
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How to divide mixed numbers?

Steps to divide a mixed number by a mixed number:

  1. Convert the mixed numbers into improper fractions.
  2. Invert the divisor (the second fraction). To invert a fraction.
  3. Cancel any common factors in the numerators and denominators and multiply the fractions.
  4. Simplify the resulting fraction by reducing it to the lowest terms or by converting the resulting fraction back into a mixed number when possible.

Example: Divide 2 3/4 by 1 1/2
Step 1:
Convert 2 3/4 to an improper fraction: 11/4
Convert 1 1/2 to an improper fraction: 3/2
Step 2:
Invert the divisor: 3/2 becomes 2/3
Step 3:
Cancel & multiply the fractions:
(11/4) × (2/3) = 22/12
Step 4:
Simplify and convert the fraction:
22/12 = 11/6
Step 5:
Convert the resulting fraction back to a mixed number:
11/6 = 1 5/6
Therefore, 2 3/4 divided by 1 1/2 is equal to 1 5/6.

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Dividing Mixed Numbers

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to divide a mixed number by a mixed number.

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Divide Mixed Numbers

Divide Fractions Word Problems

  1. Peter is laying bricks for a sidewalk. He has 5 3/4 feet of sidewalk to complete, and he can lay 1 1/2 feet of sidewalk per hour. How many hours will it take for him to complete the sidewalk?
  2. Carli has 2 1/2 walls left to paint in order for all the bedrooms in her house to have the same color paint. However, she has used almost all of her paint and only has 5/6 of a gallon left. How much paint can she use on each wall in order to have enough to paint the remaining walls?
  3. Molly purchased 1 3/8 cups of strawberries. She eats 2/8 cups in a serving. How many servings did Molly purchase?

Lesson on dividing mixed numbers

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