# Dividing Mixed Numbers

Let's review how to divide fractions.

Here is an example: We can use the KCF method. This stands for KEEP, CHANGE, FLIP.

Keep the first fraction:
Change from division to multiplication:  Flip the second fraction over:

We can use these same steps when working with mixed numbers by adding one step in the beginning. That extra step is to change from mixed numbers to improper fractions.

Example #1: Step 1: Change to improper fractions. and Step 2: Write a new division problem with the improper fractions. Step 3: Use the KCF method to rewrite it as a multiplication problem. Step 4: Solve! Step 5: Rewrite as a mixed number. Here is another example.

Example #2: Step 1: Write the mixed numbers as improper fractions. Step 2: Rewrite the division problem using the improper fractions. Step 3: Use KCF. Step 4: Multiply. Step 5: Simplify. So to divide mixed numbers you should change the fractions to improper fraction and the convert the problem to a multiplication question. Then you will be ready to solve.