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Dividing Fractions

What is the reciprocal of:
1/4

4

You have 10 basketballs that you want to share equally among 5 students. Draw a picture to represent how you will divide the basketballs evenly.

When we multiply any number by it's reciprocal, what is our answer?

1

You are going to a birthday party. You order 6 pints of ice cream for the party. If you serve 3/4 of a pint to each guest, how many guests can be served?

6 divided by 3/4 is equal to 8

(5/12)÷ (5/18)

3/2

What is the reciprocal of 18/3?

3/18 or 1/6

Draw a picture to represent the following problem: (You do not have to solve it!)
1/2 divided by 1/6

3

Dividing any number by a fraction is THE SAME AS?....(doing what other math action??)

Multiplying by the reciprocal.

Ms. Deb has 2 and 1/4 gallons of orange juice. It takes 3/4 of a gallon to fill one container. How many containers can she fill?

2 and 1/4 divided by 3/4 is equal to 3

(3/7)÷(6/14)

1

What is the reciprocal of 155?

1/155

You have 3 and 2/3 cups of coffee that you want to share among 11 students. DRAW A PICTURE (but you don't have to solve!) to represent how you could divide your coffee up equally among the 11 students.

If you were to write out this expression using only words, what would you write?
3/5 ÷ 6/7
You don't have to solve! Just write out what it's asking for!

How many six-sevenths can we fit into three-fifths?

Mr. Jeremy has 4 and 2/3 yards of material for a new feather boa. Each boa that he makes requires 1 and 1/6 yards of material. How many new boas will he be able to make with this material?

4 new boas

(1/3)÷(1/8)

8/3

What is the reciprocal of 1?

1

There are 2 and 4/5 tons of bricks in the supply store. How can we divide these bricks up evenly amongst 7 people?
DRAW A PICTURE!

If you were to write out this expression using only words, what would you write?
3/10 ÷ 1/100

How many one one-hundredths can we fit into three-tenths?

Ms. Ellen is making a doghouse for her new puppy, an adorable greyhound. She has one piece of wood that is 6/7 of a yard long. She needs to cut it into 6 equal pieces. How long should she cut each piece?

6/7 divided by 6 is equal to 1/7 of a yard each.

16/21 ÷ 20/28

16/15

What is the reciprocal of -
4x/7xy

7xy/4x

You have a sheet of paper that is 8 and 1/3 inches long. How can you divide this into 5 equal columns? DRAW A PICTURE!!!

What key words or phrases can we look for in a word problem dealing with dividing fractions?

Any of the following:
"How many pieces can we fit into?"
"In"
"Divided equally..."
If you list, "of," you will automatically lose this question!

At the end of the night, a pizza place had 3/4 of a pizza left over. The 2 employees each took home the same amount of leftover pizza. How much pizza did each employee take home?

3/4 divided by 2 is equal to 3/8 of the pizza.

How many four-sevenths can I fit into thirty-two thirty-fifths?

eight-fifths

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