Problems on division of fractional numbers will give idea how to solve different types of word problems.
1. In a school 2/7 of the students are boys. If there are 280 girls, find the number of boys.
Solution:
Suppose the number of students = 1
Number of boys = 1 × 2/7 = 2/7
Number of girls = 1  2/7 = 5/7
5/7 of the students = 280
Therefore, total number of students = 280 ÷ 5/7
= 280 × 7/5
= 392 students
Number of boys = 392  280 = 112 boys
2. Ron has 5 ¼ m long ribbon. She cuts it into three equal pieces. What is the length of each piece of ribbon?
Solution:
Length of the ribbon = 5 ¼ m
Number of equal pieces cut out = 3
Length of each piece of ribbon = 5 ¼ ÷ 3
= 21/4 ÷ 3
= 21/4 × 1/3
= 21 × 1/4 × 3
= 7/4 metre
= 1 ¾ metre
Therefore, length of each piece of ribbon is 1 ¾ metre.
3. The cost of 4 ½ m cloth is $ 60 ¾. Find the cost of 1 m cloth.
Solution:
Cost of 4 ½ m cloth = $ 60 ¾
Cost of 1 m cloth = $ (60 ¾ ÷ 4 ½)
= $ (243/4 × 2/9)
= $ 27/2
= $ 13 ½
4. Sam paid $ 45 for 3 ¾ kg of sugar. How much did he pay for 1 kg of sugar?
Solution:
Cost of 3 ¾ kg of sugar = $ 45
Cost of 1 kg of sugar = 45 ÷ 3 ¾
= 45 ÷ 15/4
= 45/1 × 4/15
= $ 12
Therefore, cost of 1 kg of sugar is $ 12.
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