Gallery Problems

Multiply or Divide?

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Multiply or Divide?

  1. Daniela has a ribbon 312 feet long. Consider the following expressions:

    312÷34
    312×34


    a) Which expression represents the number of pieces she would have if she cut the ribbon into 34-foot pieces?

    b) Which expression gives the length of 34 of the ribbon in feet?

  2. A recipe calls for 223 cups of flour. Consider the following expressions:

    223÷13
    223×13


    a) Which expression represents the amount of flour in 13 of a recipe?

    b) Which expression represents the number of times a 13 cup measure would need to be filled to measure the flour?

  3. Ji Young made 512 pounds of pasta salad. Consider the expressions below.

    512÷18
    512×18


    a) Tell what the expression 512÷18 could represent in this situation.

    b) Tell what the expression 512×18 could represent in this situation.

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