Math problem help

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This is my reading student. I also help her with her homework on Mondays, but I'm drawing a blank on this problem.

The directions is to answer the division problem and draw it to prove it. I can get the answer easy enough, but I have no idea how to draw it.

1 2/3 divided by 5.

How do you draw that?

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I would draw two circles (or squares or rectangles) and color in 1 2/3. Then, using a different color, divide the coloured area into 5 equal parts.

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Two pizzas, divided into thirds with dark lines, lightly shade or color one pizza and 2/3 of the second one.

Then draw those five thirds as five separate pizza slices slightly removed from the center of the circles.

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I guess I'm the only one who doesn't think in terms of circles. :D

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I guess I'm the only one who doesn't think in terms of circles. :D

RS Math approaches fractions similar to the way you did in your post & it makes so much more sense to me. It's much easier to see/understand fractions greater than one, and comparing fraction sizes is much easier as well.

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Use a bar diagram. Divide everything into thirds and then divide the thirds into fifths and color one fifth of every third. You get five fifths of a third with is one third.

Or you can draw a bar diagram that shows that 1 2/3 is the same as 5/3 and one fifth (the same as divided by five) of that is 1/3.

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