Mathematics
Grade6
Easy

Question

Avery has 5 cups of flour. She divides it into 1 fourth containers. Find the number of containers she will need.

  1. 1 over 20
  2. 20
  3. 5 over 4
  4. 4 over 5

Hint:

The first step to dividing fractions is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. Finally, simplify the fractions if needed. 

The correct answer is: 20


Here, it is given that Avery has 5 cups of flour. She divides it into containers such that each container has ¼ cups of flour. We have to find the number of container needed.
Number of containers needed = 5 ÷ ¼
= 5 × 4
= 20.
Hence, the correct option is B.

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction.

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