Step 1 Consider an Example
Consider an example of having a value of 1/3 % 4. You have to remember the rule of Keep, Switch, and Flip. The first step for you is “Keep” which means we will keep the first fraction as it is.
Step 2 Switch the division
Then we switch the division “%” into multiplication “X” in the second step. It is the opposite of division which will be the reason for you to also switch the second value of the fraction.
Step 3 Flip
Then we go to the step Flip which will be used for the second fraction in the equation that is “4”. You might be thinking 4 is a whole number and how would you flip it. It's pretty simple because whenever we want to get a fraction for a whole number, we simply have to put 1 under that number.
Step 4Put 1
Your equation should look like this after putting 1 under the 4. You will get 1/3 x 4/1.You have to flip the second fraction to get ¼. This will change the nominator and the denominator. You will get 4 as the denominator and 1 will become the nominator.
Step 5Set up problem
The equation will look like 1/3 x ¼ so our problem is set up which means both the fractions can now easily be multiplied with one another.
Step 6 Multiply
Multiple the numbers for which you will get 1/12 as 1x1 = 1 and 3x4 = 12. This fraction cant is simplified further which means we are done solving this fraction here.
Step 7Equation # 3
Now let’s take a little complicated example here for equation # 3 in the given picture. You have to repeat Keep, Switch and Flip technique here too. The equation is 2/8 % 5.
Step 8 Switch into Multiplication
For this equation, you can keep 2/8 and then switch % into multiplication which means X in the center of both equations.
Step 9 Flip Whole number
Then the second value is 5 which is a whole number. You have to flip this number and get a fraction 1/5.
Step 10 Multiply the Fractions
The problem is set up so you are allowed to multiply the fractions with one another. This should be like 2x1 = 2, and 8x5 = 40. You will get 2/40.
Step 11 Divide
As the greatest common factor here is 2 instead of 1 between 2 and 40, this means we can divide 2 and 40 both with 2 to solve the fraction. This will divide the fraction so that we get a final answer.
Step 12 Correct answer
You will see that 2%2 = 1, and 40%2 = 20. This means you get 1/20 as your simplified correct answer. This is how to divide fractions with whole numbers. You can choose to perform the same steps for given examples 2 and 4. They follow the same procedure.