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### Course: Arithmetic>Unit 15

Lesson 3: Dividing whole numbers by unit fractions

# Visually dividing whole numbers by unit fractions

In this video, you'll learn how to divide whole numbers by fractions. You'll watch examples of dividing wholes into fractional pieces and practice counting those pieces. It's all about understanding how many fractional parts make up a whole.

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• 3 divided by 1/6 is like 3x6
• Yes, that is right.
• Should I write it to remember it
• Yes do it. If writing it down helps you
• You can just do 3 x 6 = 18 pieces.
• Yes as you apply the rule
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• Makes VERY sense thank you
• A Mixed number has a whole number part and a fraction part.
Rather than simply having a fraction with a bigger numerator than a denominator (an 'improper fraction'), we sometimes write out the full number and the left part of a fraction. For example, we say "1 and 3/4 inches", rather than "7/4" of an inch.
• ok.. now I get it. I think. I need to study for a test.
• So dividing fractions in a way can be like whole numbers multiplying?? :o
• In a way, yes.
A pretty easy way I've found to calculate these simple division problems is just multiplying the full number by the denominator of the fraction.