# Section C: Practice Problems Problem Solving with Fractions

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We used the relationship between multiplication and division to write both multiplication and division equations to represent the same situation. For example, there are 2 pounds of beef in the package. Each burger uses pound. How many burgers will the package make? We can write and to represent the situation.

We also wrote multiplication and division equations to represent the same diagram. For example:

We can write because the diagram shows 6 groups of and the total value is 2. We can also write because the diagram shows that the number of groups of in 2 is 6.

## Problem 1 (Lesson 17)

1. The container holds gallon of water. It is full. How many gallons of water are in the container?

2. The container has gallon of water. 6 friends split the water equally. How many gallons of water does each friend get?

3. The container has 1 gallon of water. Each bottle holds of a gallon. How many bottles of water does the container hold?

## Problem 2 (Lesson 18)

Clare has 5 yards of ribbon. It takes yard to make a bow. How many bows can Clare make with the ribbon? Write a multiplication and a division equation showing the solution.

## Problem 3 (Lesson 19)

Using the numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, what is the largest product you can make?

You can use each number at most once. Explain or show your reasoning.

## Problem 4 (Lesson 20)

3 ounces is  of the package of sunflower seeds. How many ounces of sunflower seeds are in the whole package? Explain or show your reasoning.

## Problem 5 (Lesson 20)

A person drove 5 miles. That is of the distance from their home to work. How far is it from the person’s home to work? Explain or show your reasoning.

## Problem 6 (Exploration)

1. Each millimeter is of a meter. There are 1,000 micrometers in a millimeter. How many meters is a micrometer? Explain or show your reasoning.

2. There are 1,000 nanometers in a micrometer. How many meters is a nanometer? (A single human hair can be about 50 micrometers thick. Nanometers can be used to describe the size of atoms.)

## Problem 7 (Exploration)

Jada wants to make a playpen for her dog with at least 70 square feet of space. She has 35 feet of fencing for the frame. Can Jada make a big enough playpen? Explain your reasoning.