3 ways we can rewrite 6 ÷ 1/2:
How to divide fractions:
You can solve dividing fraction statements in 3 ways too.
One way we can solve 6 ÷ 1/2 is making a number line. Each point is 1/2. Each hump has 1 interval. You make 12 humps to get to 6. So the answer to 6 ÷ 1/2 = 12.
The second way you can solve it is by making the second fraction a whole by multiplying it by a reciprocal which gives you a product of 1. Then take that fraction and multiply with the other fraction.
Reciprocals is a fraction that when multiplied by another fraction gives a product of 1.
How do you model 9 ÷ 1/3? You can model it by making 9 squares and splitting into thirds. After doing that you can count how many squares there are or you can multiply 9 by 3 which gives you 27.
How do you solve 1/2 ÷ 2/1?
You have to share 1/2 between 2 groups. You have a 1/2 and you need to half the half and get 1/4 as seen in the picture
Another way you can solve this is making the second fraction a reciprocal and taking 1/2 and multiply it by 1/2 and you'd get 1/4.
Here's a video about dividing fractions to help you understand it more!
Or you can go to this link to practice dividing fractions
My Test Corrections:
Question 6: In computer terminology, a bit is 1/8 of a byte. How many equal 16 bytes?
I got this question wrong because I multiplied 1/8 by 16 and I got the answer of 2. Instead I should've divided 1/8 by 16 to get the answer of 128 bits.
Question 9, 10 11: Use a question, picture and math to solve the following questions.
In these three questions I lost a mark because I forgot to put a question for each. So, in total I lost one mark for each question. The questions that I should have put was:
Question 9: 5/6 x 1/2
What is 5/6 groups of 1/2?
Question 10: 1/4 ÷ 1/3
How many groups of 1/3 are in 1/4?
Question 11: 5/8 ÷ 1/4
How many groups of 1/4 are in 5/8?