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# how do you divide 7/8 by 14?

how do you work out 7/8 divded by 14 ?

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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
take 7/8 and divide it by 14/1 which gives 7/8 times 1/14 and get 7/112

- rakdos11Lv 41 decade ago
First, convert 14 into a fraction, so that your numbers are easier to work with. Now the problem should look like this:

7/8 Divided By 14/1

Now, all you have to do is cross-multiply. Remember that the numerator is multiplied by the denominator. Here is how this is represented in algebra: (7*1)/(8*14). Remember when doing this that it is important to go from left to right, in order to get the numerator and the denominator in the right spot. Here is the answer to your current problem:

7/112

...and here it is again, upon simplification:

1/16

If you are good with numbers, you may have realized that 7 is a factor of 14. This makes your life much easier, because then you can simply multiply both the numerator and the denominator by 2, resulting in 14/16. Now if you divide this by 14, all you have to do is divide the numerator (14) by 14, resulting in the answer 1/16.

Source(s): I'm in algebra 2. - Anonymous1 decade ago
7/8/14 = 7/8 * 1/14 = 1/8 * 1/2 = 1/16

- Anonymous1 decade ago
7/8 multiplied by 14/1= 12 1/4

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- 1 decade ago
8/7 * 14/1 = 112/7= 16

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Source(s): *copy dot flip* thats how u do it algebra 2 i know these things haha - 1 decade ago
7/8 divided by 14/1 is done like this...

then multiply by the reciprocal: 7/8 times 1/14

so then you get 7/112 which equals 16

answer:16

you have to mulltiply by the reciprocal!!! some people did the calculations wrong because they forgot to use the reciprocal!

- Anonymous1 decade ago
multiply... 7/8 x 1/14= 1/16

- ✔Lv 51 decade ago
Division is the inverse of multiplication:

7. . . 1

-- x ---

8 . . 14

Cross multiply:

1. . . 1

-- x ---

8 . . 2

Simplify:

1

---

16