## Dividing Fractions: 1 1/3 Divided by 4

Dividing fractions can be a bit tricky, but it's all about following a few simple steps. Let's work through the example of **1 1/3 divided by 4**.

### Step 1: Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction.

**1 1/3**is the same as (1 * 3 + 1)/3 =**4/3**

### Step 2: Rewrite the division problem as multiplication by the reciprocal.

- The reciprocal of 4 is
**1/4**. - Our problem now becomes:
**(4/3) * (1/4)**

### Step 3: Multiply the numerators and the denominators.

- (4/3) * (1/4) = (4 * 1) / (3 * 4) =
**4/12**

### Step 4: Simplify the fraction (if possible).

- 4/12 can be simplified by dividing both numerator and denominator by 4.
- This gives us
**1/3**.

Therefore, **1 1/3 divided by 4 is equal to 1/3**.