# Divide Fractions Word Problems (Grade 5)

Videos and lessons to help Grade 5 students learn to apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.

A. Interpret division of a unit fraction by a non-zero whole number, and compute such quotients. For example, create a story context for (1/3) ÷ 4, and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (1/3) ÷ 4 = 1/12 because (1/12) × 4 = 1/3.

B. Interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction, and compute such quotients.For example, create a story context for 4 ÷ (1/5), and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that 4 ÷ (1/5) = 20 because 20 × (1/5) = 4.

C. Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?

Common Core: 5.NF.7c

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can create story contexts for problems involving division of a fraction.
• I can solve problems involving division of fractions.
• I can explain or illustrate my solution using fraction models or equations.
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Divide Unit Fractions by Whole Numbers (5nf7a)

Divide Whole Numbers by Unit Fractions (5nf7b)

Solving real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers--5.NF.7c
In this lesson you will learn how to interpret and solve word problems involving division of whole numbers by fractions by drawing a model.

Solving real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers--5.NF.7c
In this lesson you will learn to interpret and solve word problems involving division of fractions by whole numbers by drawing a number line.

Solving real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers--5.NF.7c
In this lesson you will learn to interpret and solve word problems involving division of whole numbers by a fraction by drawing a number line.

Solving real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers--5.NF.7c
In this lesson you will learn to interpret and solve word problems involving division of fractions by whole numbers by drawing a number line.

Solving real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers--5.NF.7c
In this lesson you will learn to interpret and solve word problems involving division of fractions by whole numbers by using the multiplicative inverse.

Solving real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers--5.NF.7c
In this lesson you will learn to interpret and solve word problems involving division of whole numbers by fractions by using the multiplicative inverse.

Dividing a fraction by a whole number word problem.

Dividing a whole number by a fraction word problem.

Dividing Fractions
5.NF.7.a [divide a fraction by a whole number]
5.NF.7.b [divide a whole number by a fraction]
5.NF.7.c [solve word problems involving division of fractions]

5.nf.7abc
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