### Word problems for Division with Fractions

Dividing by a fraction can be thought about as repeated subtraction or sharing equally. In section 7.3; here are some sample problems.

Repeated subtraction:

15a. If a tortoise is timed traveling an average of 1 2/3 miles per hour, how long would it take the tortoise to travel 6 miles?

15a. The recipe you use to make holiday cookies uses 1 2/3 cups of flour for each batch of cookies. How many batches of cookies can you make with the 6 cups of flour.

15b. How many 2 ¾ feet long strips of ribbon can be cut from a ribbon that is 7 ½ feet long?

15b. If your pea patch is only 7 ½ square yards and the melon plants you want to grow require 2 ¾ square yards each. How many melon plants can you put into your pea patch? Show your work and explain your reasoning.

Sharing Equally:

15b. You have 7 ½ bags of mulch to cover 2 ¾ square yards of garden bed. If you want to distribute the mulch evenly over the garden bed, how many bags will you need to use for each square yard?

15c. If you want to share1 7/8 pizza with 3 people, how much pizza would each person get?

Repeated subtraction:

15a. If a tortoise is timed traveling an average of 1 2/3 miles per hour, how long would it take the tortoise to travel 6 miles?

15a. The recipe you use to make holiday cookies uses 1 2/3 cups of flour for each batch of cookies. How many batches of cookies can you make with the 6 cups of flour.

15b. How many 2 ¾ feet long strips of ribbon can be cut from a ribbon that is 7 ½ feet long?

15b. If your pea patch is only 7 ½ square yards and the melon plants you want to grow require 2 ¾ square yards each. How many melon plants can you put into your pea patch? Show your work and explain your reasoning.

Sharing Equally:

15b. You have 7 ½ bags of mulch to cover 2 ¾ square yards of garden bed. If you want to distribute the mulch evenly over the garden bed, how many bags will you need to use for each square yard?

15c. If you want to share1 7/8 pizza with 3 people, how much pizza would each person get?

## 14 Comments:

Thank you for posting this Andrea,it is helpful since I missed class on Wednesday.

yes, thanks for posting this. i hope the practice helps me to do better on my tests. :)

Thanks for posting some excellent division questions!

Very thoughtful!

I like apples!

im a 78 year old teacher and my brain dont work well ty 4 doin ma thinking 4 tonight

sucka

your the suka!!how dare you!!:(

you guys are mean.

yo i agree with the 2nd anomonous after the78 old teacher.

Thanks for posting! I was looking everywhere for questions that require whole number divided by fraction word problems. Thank you! ^^

thanx

Thanks for the post. Will you be posting the answers?

it is really interesting, i did this (sharing equally)in my class, and pupils are more interested in learning mathematics. Could tell me how to teach division of fraction by fraction? in the real life context? Thank you

it is really interesting, i did this (sharing equally)in my class, and pupils are more interested in learning mathematics. Could tell me how to teach division of fraction by fraction? in the real life context? Thank you

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