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# Identifying unit fractions word problem

Lindsay solves a word problem by using a unit fraction. Created by Lindsay Spears.

## Want to join the conversation?

- do fractions help people really,really much that people use them all the time?(22 votes)
- yes because fractions are used for many things.(10 votes)

- Why is there such thing as a fraction?(22 votes)
- The reason why there is a fraction and lets say for an example you want to share with your friend 1/2 and you get 1/2 (one and a half) but if u didn't share it equally its not equal there can be larger wholes than 1 maybe in college or high school u might know how to share equally with larger wholes!(5 votes)

- too easy....what about 0/1 divided by 2/4? impossible question?(11 votes)
- 0/1 (or zero) divided by 1/2 or 0.5 equals zero, because zero divided by anything is zero. Hope this solves the 'impossibility'.(18 votes)

- Fractions are just decimals right?(10 votes)
- Fractions are statements where there is a number on top of a number, or a numerator on a denominator.

Decimals are non-whole numbers with a "." or*decimal*to indicate the moving of the number digits of the number into numbers with values smaller than one.`So no.`

But fractions can become decimals if you convert them to one.**You divide the top number by the bottom in the fraction to convert it into a decimal**.(9 votes)

- why are fractions so important(9 votes)
- Because sometimes there are only parts of something and you need a way to express that.(6 votes)

- I like it do you like it?(10 votes)
- What is this fraction is this?: !/@(4 votes)
- the fraction that you are showing is 1/2(5 votes)

- How do you tell when the fraction is equal?(4 votes)
- You have to look at the parts and see if they are equal(3 votes)

- I do not like this vidoe because i do not understand(5 votes)
- why can't we watch it again?(3 votes)
- Turn off 'autoplay,' and it won't go immediately to the next video.(4 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Voiceover] This question
says, Vera's dinner plate is divided into three
equal-sized sections. Vera puts all her broccoli in one section. And then we're asked, what fraction of Vera's plate has broccoli? Okay. So we have we plate with
three equal-sized sections, and we know that Vera puts
broccoli in one section, and we're asked to
figure out what fraction of the plate that is. So we can draw Vera's plate, try to represent this with a picture. Maybe Vera's plate is a rectangle. We don't really know,
but a rectangle will work as long as it has three
equal-sized sections. So let's try to draw that. This may not be perfect. We can probably do that
second one a little better, but this should represent
three equal-sized sections on a plate. And then we know she puts broccoli in one of those sections, so let's
use green, draw some broccoli. Broccoli, broccoli, broccoli. And then, look at this
picture, and ask ourselves, what fraction of Vera's
plate has broccoli? Well, our fraction's
gonna have a numerator. On top will be how many
sections have broccoli, which is one, and then,
our denominator will be out of the total number of equal sections, and we know there are
three equal-sized sections. So 1/3 or one of the three
sections has broccoli.