Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi? Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
What strategies do you have for dividing fractions? How do you divide 1 1/8 by ¼? Students apply all that they have learned about dividing with fractions to divide mixed numbers by fractions.
What do you get when you divide 6 by 2/3? How can you connect this problem to multiplication? Students continue to make connections between multiplication and division and work to develop strategies for dividing whole numbers by fractions.