Fractions
Firstly, whatever the result of dividing by , it
cannot be ! The only way you can divide a number and end up
where you started, is to divide by one. If, instead of dividing
by 1, which would leave the number unchanged, we divide by
something 9 times smaller than 1, namely , the
result becomes 9 times bigger. (Dividing between fewer mouths
yields larger portions.) Dividing by would
make the 9 times bigger,
So, .
And generally,
