Section C: Practice Problems Problem Solving with Fractions
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
We also wrote multiplication and division equations to represent the same diagram. For example:
We can write
Problem 1 (Lesson 17)
Solve each problem. Write an equation showing your answer.
The container holds
gallon of water. It is full. How many gallons of water are in the container?
The container has
gallon of water. 6 friends split the water equally. How many gallons of water does each friend get?
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
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
Problem 5 (Lesson 20)
A person drove 5 miles. That is
Problem 6 (Exploration)
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.
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.