## Common Denominators

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# Common Denominators

One method for dividing two fractions is to first write them with a common denominator. The answer will be the quotient of the numerators.

- Use this method to solve $\frac{5}{6}\xf7\frac{2}{5}$.
- Check your answer.
- Explain why this method works.

To explain why this method works, think about what happens to the common denominators when you change the division problem into a multiplication problem using the reciprocal.