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crazyforTWD

  • 10 months ago

Meg has 14 feet of ribbon that she wants to divide into of a foot pieces. How many of a foot pieces are there in 14 feet?

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  2. mathstudent55
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    Is the number missing in the problem 2/5?

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    yeah

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    Ok. You need to find out how many 2/5 ft pieces fit in 14 ft. This is a division problem. You can do this 2 ways. 1) Find the decimal that 2/5 is equal to. All you need to do is divide 2 by 5. Once you have 2/5 as a decimal, divide 14 by that decimal. 2) Keep 2/5 as a fraction, and divide 14 by 2/5. When you divide a number by a fraction, keep the first number as it is. Flip the fraction, and multiply the number and the fraction together.

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