# Multiply or Divide?

1. Daniela has a ribbon $3\frac{1}{2}$ feet long. Consider the following expressions:

$3\frac{1}{2}÷\frac{3}{4}$
$3\frac{1}{2}×\frac{3}{4}$

a) Which expression represents the number of pieces she would have if she cut the ribbon into $\frac{3}{4}$-foot pieces?

b) Which expression gives the length of $\frac{3}{4}$ of the ribbon in feet?

2. A recipe calls for $2\frac{2}{3}$ cups of flour. Consider the following expressions:

$2\frac{2}{3}÷\frac{1}{3}$
$2\frac{2}{3}×\frac{1}{3}$

a) Which expression represents the amount of flour in $\frac{1}{3}$ of a recipe?

b) Which expression represents the number of times a $\frac{1}{3}$ cup measure would need to be filled to measure the flour?

3. Ji Young made $5\frac{1}{2}$ pounds of pasta salad. Consider the expressions below.

$5\frac{1}{2}÷\frac{1}{8}$
$5\frac{1}{2}×\frac{1}{8}$

a) Tell what the expression $5\frac{1}{2}÷\frac{1}{8}$ could represent in this situation.

b) Tell what the expression $5\frac{1}{2}×\frac{1}{8}$ could represent in this situation.

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