When dividing fractions we must apply the following rule:
We can simplify
The answer can be expressed as a fraction a "reduced" fraction or a mixed number .
A fraction is actually a division problem so a fraction divided by a fraction is a complex fraction. Write the first fraction as the numerator and the second as the denominator of the complex fraction.
Now to simply the complex fraction multiple both the numerator and the denominator by the inverse of the bottom (second) fraction. Multiplying by the inverse equals 1 removing the bottom fraction.
This is the same as multiplying by 1 which does not change the value of the fraction. This gives