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5th Grade fractions

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Walt has a piece of rope which is 10 1/3 feet long. He has to cut it into 4 equal pieces. How long will each piece be? I took 10 1/3 divided by 4 which is 2.58333. How can I explain this to my 5th grader in fractions?

  • 5th Grade fractions -

    10 1/3 = 31/3

    31/3 divided by 4 =
    31/3 * 1/4 = 31/12 = 2 7/12

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