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This example has been taken directly from the solution given by Basic Math Decoded to the formulated problem.

**16 14**

**—— ÷ ——**

**21 9**

**Invert the denominator fraction and multiply the fractions.**

16 9

= —— × ——

21 14

**It is often simplest to 'cancel' before doing the multiplication. Cancelling is dividing one factor of the numerator and one factor of the denominator by the same number.**

Simplify the 16 of the first numerator, and the 14 of the second denominator. Use the number 2 for the simplification.

8 9

= —— × —

21 7

Simplify the 9 of the second numerator, and the 21 of the first denominator. Use the number 3 for the simplification.

8 3

= — × —

7 7

**Multiply the numerators of the fractions and multiply the denominators of the fractions. Place the product of the numerators over the product of the denominators.**

8 × 3

= —————

7 × 7

**Partial multiplications**

8 × 3 = 24

7 × 7 = 49

24

= ——

49

**Final answer**

24

——

49