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Dividing whole numbers and fractions
This is one exciting tutorial. In it, we will understand that fractions can represent division (and the other way around). Then we will create fractions by dividing whole numbers and then start dividing the fractions themselves. We'll see that dividing by something is the exact same thing as multiplying by that thing's reciprocal!
Learn how 3 ÷ 2 is the same as 3 • 1/2, which is the same as 3/2.
Understand 3/2 on the number line by thinking about it as a mixed number.
Practice understanding that the fraction bar really just means division.
Solve a word problem by dividing a whole number by a fraction. The example used in this video is 4 ÷ 1/5.
Solve a word problem by dividing a fraction by a whole number. The example used in this video is 1/5 ÷ 4.
Dividing a whole number by a fraction? Turn the tables and multiply by the reciprocal of the fraction. Boom!
Divide a unit fraction by a whole number.
Practice dividing a whole number by a unit fraction.
Solve and interpret division word problems that include whole numbers and fractions.