Find the Reciprocal
Draw a Picture
SURPRISE!
Word Problems
Dividing Fractions
100
What is the reciprocal of: 1/4
4
100
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.
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
Draw a picture to represent the following problem: (You do not have to solve it!) 1/2 divided by 1/6
3
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
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.
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
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!
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
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!!!
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
Click to zoom