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Example 1: Introduction to Calculating the Quotient of a Mixed Number and a Fraction
a. Carli has 4 1/2 walls left to paint in order for all the bedrooms in her house to have the same color paint. However, she has used almost all of her paint and only has 5/6 of a gallon left. How much paint can she use on each wall in order to have enough to paint the remaining walls?
b. Calculate the quotient.
2/5 ÷ 3 4/7
Lesson 8 Problem Set
Calculate each quotient.
Lesson 6 Problem Set Sample Solution
Lesson 7 Student Outcomes
Students formally connect models of fractions to multiplication through the use of multiplicative inverses as they are represented in models.
The reciprocal, or inverse, of a fraction is the fraction made by interchanging the numerator and denominator.
Two numbers whose product is 1 are multiplicative inverses.
3/4 ÷ 2/5
Lesson 8 Example 1
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