# Lesson 3 Interpret Equations

Let’s use equations to show the relationship between division and fractions.

## Warm-up What Do You Know About …?

What do you know about

## Activity 1 Dehydrated Dancers

Three dancers share 2 liters of water. How much water does each dancer get? Write a division equation to represent the situation.

Mai said that each dancer gets

of a liter of water because 3 divided into 2 equal groups is . Do you agree with Mai? Show or explain your reasoning.

## Activity 2 Interpret Expressions

Complete the table. Draw a diagram if it is helpful.

number of dancers

liters of water

division expression

amount of water each dancer drank in liters

What patterns do you notice in the table?

## Practice Problem

## Problem 1

Jada cuts an 11 inch strip of paper into 5 equal parts. How many inches long is each part?

Jada cuts a strip of paper into 5 equal parts. Each part is

inches long. How long was the strip of paper?