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Word Problem - Fractions of Ribbon
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Word Problem - Fractions of Ribbon











































Fraction Word Problem

Translate the written statement into mathematical statement, and then calculate the result.

8 students share 5 yards of ribbon equally.

What fraction does each student get?

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Feb 03, 2013
Sharing Ribbon Equally
by: Staff


Answer


fraction of ribbon each student gets

= 5 yards ÷ 8 students

= 5 yards / 8 students

= 5 / 8 of a yard for each student

Final Answer:

5 / 8 of a yard of ribbon for each student


This can be visualized by using a fraction bar model.

Fraction bar model - dividing ribbon equally between 8 students




The sum of 5/8 yards of ribbon for each student equals the total length of the original ribbon: 5 yards.

Adding Fractions







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