How to simplify rational expressions involving division of two rational numbers?
We know in division of rational numbers, if a/b and c/d are two rational numbers such that c/d ≠ 0. We define, {a/b ÷ c/d} = {a/b × d/c}
When a/b is divided by c/d , then a/b is called the dividend; c/d is called the divisor and the result is known as quotient.
1. Divide 5/7 by 9/49
Solution:
We have, 5/7 ÷ 9/49 = 5/7 × 49/9 = (5 × 49)/(7 × 9) = 245/63 = 35/9
2. Divide 3/4 by 9/16
Solution:
We have, 3/4 ÷ 9/16 = 3/4 × 16/9 = (3 × 16)/(4 × 9) = 48/36 = 4/3
3. Divide 7/6 by 3/28
Solution:
We have, 7/6 ÷ 3/28 = 7/6 × 28/3 = (7 × 28)/(6 × 3) = 196/18 = 98/9
4. Divide 2/5 by 4/9
Solution:
We have, 2/5 ÷ 4/9 = 2/5 × 9/4 = (2 × 9)/(5 × 4) = 18/20 = 9/10
5. The product of two rational numbers is 12/35. If one of the numbers is 3/7, find the other.
Solution:
We have, product of two numbers = 12/35, one number = 3/7.
So, the other number is obtained by dividing the product by the given number.
Therefore, other number = 12/35 ÷ 3/7 = 12/35 × 7/3 = (12 × 7)/(35 × 3) = 84/105 = 4/5.
6. By what number should we multiply 16/21, so that the product may be 4/7.
Solution:
We have,
Product of two numbers = 4/7, One number = 16/21.
Therefore, the other number = 4/7 ÷ 16/21 = 4/7 × 21/16 = (4 × 21)/(7 × 16) = 84/112 = 3/4.
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