Find the Reciprocal
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Word Problems
Dividing Fractions

100

What is the reciprocal of: 1/4
4

100

When we multiply any number by it's reciprocal, what is our answer?
1

100

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

100

(5/12)÷ (5/18)
3/2

200

What is the reciprocal of 18/3?
3/18 or 1/6

200

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

200

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

200

(3/7)÷(6/14)
1

300

What is the reciprocal of 155?
1/155

300

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?

300

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

300

(1/3)÷(1/8)
8/3

400

What is the reciprocal of 1?
1

400

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?

400

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.

400

16/21 ÷ 20/28
16/15

500

What is the reciprocal of - 4x/7xy
7xy/4x

500

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!

500

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.

500

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