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206. To divide a whole number by a fraction. Rule. Invert the fraction, and multiply the numerator of the inverted fraction by the whole number, under the product place the denominator, and reduce this fraction (if necessary) for the answer".

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* If be put for a denominator to the whole number, it will become a fraction, and the divisor being inverted, this rule will coincide with the first rule in Division of Fractions, and is consequently founded on the same principles.

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207. To divide a fraction by a whole number.

RULE. Multiply the denominator of the fraction by the whole number, and over it set the numerator".

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* Place l as a denominator to the whole number, and this rule will coincide with the first, in the same manner as the preceding rule has been shewn to coincide with it.

1 The truth of this rule is evident from ex. 30; for the one fourth part of twelve thirteenths is evidently three thirteenths; and the like will appear from other examples.

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3. Which is greatest, the sum of # and

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4. Which is the greater, the product of # by #. or their

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6. Which is greatest, the quotient of # by #. or that of #

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RULE I. Examine the question so as to be able to determine how the stating is to be made, then reduce the first and third terms to fractions of the same denomination, if they are not so already, and the second to a fraction of the greatest denomination contained in it, or of a greater denomination if convenient.

II. With the fractions to which the given numbers are reduced state the question, and examine whether the answer will be greater or less than the second term; if greater, mark the less extreme for a divisor, but if less, mark the greater.

III. Invert the marked term, and then multiply the three terms continually together; the product will be a fraction of the same denomination with that which the second term was reduced to, and must be reduced to its proper quantity for the anSWel" m.

* This rule is founded on the same principles with the Rule of Three in whole numbers, (Art. 126,) and under it are included both the direct and inverse rules, which in effect are only branches of one and the same general



l 1. If 25 cwt. of cheese cost 10l. 2s. 6d. what cost lcut. 1gr. 14 lb. ? Reduction of the terms. 1

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term + for a divisor, which being inverted, and multiplied by the two other

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