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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!
Sal explains how 3 ÷ 2 is the same as 3 • 1/2, which is the same as 3/2.
Sal locates 3/2 on a number line.
Practice understanding that the fraction bar really means division.
Sal solves a word problem that involves dividing a whole number by a unit fraction.
Sal solves a word problem that involves dividing a unit fraction by a whole number.
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.