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Dividing unit fractions by whole numbers visually


The area of the entire figure is 1 unit.
Use the area models below to help visualize 12 being divided by 6.
A square divided into 2 columns and 6 rows for a total of 12 cells. The top row is shaded blue. The left column is shaded purple. The cell in the top left corner is striped to show it is shaded both blue and purple.
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi