Divide a Fraction by a Fraction

Servings of Rice

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Servings of Rice

A pot contains 213 cups of rice. How many 12-cup servings does the pot contain?

  • Write a division problem to represent this situation.
  • Solve the problem using any method you wish.
  • Check your answer.

Ask yourself:

  • What is the total amount of rice in the pot? You should divide the total amount of rice into equal groups of what size? How many equal-sized groups are there?
  • Did you write 2 1 3 as a fraction? Would rewriting both fractions so they have a common denominator help you find the answer?