Divide the two fractions.

Divide to fractions by multiplying the reciprocal.

Multiply two fractions by multiplying their numerators and multiplying their denominators.

Check if you can simplify.

If you would like to have a vivid explanation with a detailed example, please read the page Division "Fraction by Fraction" - The experiment

**Step 1: Turn the division into a multiplication:**

Divide to fractions by multiplying the reciprocal:

**Step 2: Multiply Numerator and Denominator:**

Multiply two fractions by multiplying their numerators and multiplying their denominators:

**Step 3: Check whether you can simplify "crosswise":**

1 and 2 can not be simplified.

1 and 4 can not be simplified.

**Step 4: Multiply!**

1 × 1 | = | 1 |

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4 × 2 | 8 |

**Step 5: Check whether the result can be simplified**

The result can not be simplified.