## Fractions

## Fractions are Really Division

** I can understand that fractions are really the division of a numerator by the denominator. 5.NF.3**

I can solve word problems where I divide whole numbers to create an answer that is a mixed number. 5.NF.3

I can solve word problems where I divide whole numbers to create an answer that is a mixed number. 5.NF.3

5.NF.3. Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (

*a*/

*b*=

*a divided by*

*b*).

Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.

*For example, interpret 3/4 as the*

*result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that 3/4 multiplied by 4 equals 3, and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people*

*each person has a share of size 3/4. If 9 people want to share a 50-pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?*