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Monday 14th December 2020

LC- To divide fractions


Yesterday we looked at the link between dividing fractions and multiplying.

 We realised that dividing by 2 is the same and finding 1/2 of something


   So   3/4 divided by 2 is the same as 1/2 of 3/4.

 Remember of means multiply. So we can actually do 1/2 x 3/4.


 This makes it so much easier.


Now have a look at the following example. Talk to the person next to you about how you would solve it.

  Oh dear, this isn't as easy. We have 3 pieces to be shared by 2 and we can't do that, can we ?


 Yes we can, we have to half a piece so they get 1 and half pieces each. Is that right? I'm not sure - I haven't counted all the pieces.


 Let's learn

If you are confident that you know the links between division and multiplication, you can move onto the Maths NO Problem work.