# Write a division problem as a fraction video

And that idea applies to fractions. And my wife has an idea. So let's do that in a color I have not used yet, maybe white. So this is Sal's share. My wife took this top half. And notice, now each of the objects became two groups. How do we share these 3 bars of soap so that we each get to experience all of the smells? Now, what if I took those same four objects: one, two, three, four.

This is my wife cutting the soap right over here with her saw. And then whatever's left over will be the remaining numerator over 5.

### Fractions and division 5th grade

The fraction symbol here can be interpreted as division. But hopefully this video gives you a little bit more of an intuition of why this is the case. Well, it's pretty clear. So you use the exact same idea. And so you would have to do half as many jumps. This is my wife cutting the soap right over here with her saw. Well, we could express a very similar idea with division. Now, this leads to an interesting question that might be popping in your brain. That'll be the whole number part of the mixed number. This is turned into 3 wholes. And we see that right over here. We're going to multiply by 3. Now, does it make sense that we got half the answer? And I will do that in this color. We could divide the numerator and the denominator by 4.

So she has divided the soap into 2 equal groups. So let's see. This is 1. Word problems Dividing fractions Video transcript Tracy is putting out decorative bowls of potpourri in each room of the hotel where she works.

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