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Posted by **Marissa** on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:01pm.

- 6th grade -
**Writeacher**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:05pm3/2 divided by 2 = 3/2 * 1/2 = ??

- 6th grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:06pmChange 1 1/2 to an improper fraction.

Multiply.

(1/2) * (3/2) = 3/4

- 6th grade -
**Marissa**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:13pmI was told that when dividing a mixed number you write the reciprocal of the second number and then multiply and that will change the answer.

- 6th grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:15pmYou only use the reciprocal when the original problem is a division problem.

Your problem is a straight multiplication problem.

- 6th grade -
**Marissa**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:55pmIsn't this a division problem? I have to divide 1-1/2 into two parts.

- 6th grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:07pmIt's the same thing.

(3/2) / 2 = (3/2) * (1/2)

The simpler way is to remember that "of" in a math problem means to multiply.

(3/2) * (1/2) = 3/4

- 6th grade -
**Marissa**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:19pmThank you very much for your help. I had the same answer. I'm trying to explain the reciprocal to my daughter, she is worried that her teacher will say the answer is wrong.

- 6th grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:40pmYou're very welcome.

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