## Explore Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions

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# Explore Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions

Find 3 ÷ $\frac{3}{4}$.

- Use Mia’s method of using a diagram or a number line.
- Check your answer using multiplication.
- How does your answer compare to Mia’s answer of 12 for 3 ÷ $\frac{1}{4}$?
- Given Mia’s answer for 3 ÷ $\frac{1}{4}$, why does your answer make sense?
- In your model, draw three rectangles to represent the whole number 3. How many equal parts should you divide each rectangle into?

## Hint:

- In your model, draw three rectangles to represent the whole number 3. How many equal parts should you divide each rectangle into?
- How can you use your model to show how many three-fourths ( 34 ) are in 3?