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In this section, we learn how to divide one fraction by another. To divide fractions, we multiply the first fraction (left most) by the reciprocal of the second fraction (right most). Remember, when we are performing the multiplication, we can utilize the cross canceling procedure. This will allow us to cancel any common factors between the numerators and the denominators. Once this is done, our product will be simplified or reduced to its lowest terms. In some cases, we will need to divide a whole number or integer by a fraction or vice versa. When this occurs, write the whole number or integer in fractional form by placing it over one. This allows us to treat all numbers involved as fractions and utilize the normal procedures.