# Dividing whole numbers and fractions

5 videos

4 skills

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!

### Creating a fraction through division of whole numbers

VIDEO
2:45 minutes

Learn how 3 ÷ 2 is the same as 3 • 1/2, which is the same as 3/2.

### Mixed numbers on a number line

VIDEO
2:31 minutes

Understand 3/2 on the number line by thinking about it as a mixed number.

### Understanding fractions as division

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice understanding that the fraction bar really just means division.

### Dividing whole numbers and fractions: potpourri

VIDEO
2:32 minutes

Solve a word problem by dividing a whole number by a fraction. The example used in this video is 4 ÷ 1/5.

### Dividing whole numbers and fractions: studying

VIDEO
2:35 minutes

Solve a word problem by dividing a fraction by a whole number. The example used in this video is 1/5 ÷ 4.

### Dividing whole numbers and fractions: t-shirts

VIDEO
2:08 minutes

Dividing a whole number by a fraction? Turn the tables and multiply by the reciprocal of the fraction. Boom!

### Dividing unit fractions by whole numbers

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Divide a unit fraction by a whole number.

### Dividing whole numbers by unit fractions

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice dividing a whole number by a unit fraction.

### Division with fractions and whole numbers word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Solve and interpret division word problems that include whole numbers and fractions.