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Lesson 4: 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.
• You can just do 3 x 6 = 18 pieces.
• Yes as you apply the rule
• Should I write it to remember it
• Yes do it. If writing it down helps 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.
• why are some people writing entire essays in the comment section