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## National STEM Learning Centre

Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds PAULA KELLY: This week, we looked at how to divide with fractions and decimals.

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds MICHAEL ANDERSON: Remember to check out this week’s accompanying worksheet of practise questions. We’ve also linked to some further resources you may wish to explore in order to consolidate your learning from this week. 5/6 We finished this week with a challenging question. For two numbers A and B, the following statement is true. 5/6 of 4/5 of A is equal to 2/5 of 3/4 of number B. What’s the value of A over B as a fraction in its simplest form? Have a think, and post your answers with reasoning below.

# Summary: dividing with decimals and fractions

At the start of the week we asked you to come up with your own problem question using a combination of fractions, decimals and percentages.

## Review and reflect

Based upon everything you have learnt so far, how have you managed to solve your problem?

What techniques did you use? Were there any parts of your problem you couldn’t solve? Make a note on your reflection grid (Word doc) for this week.

## Discuss

We finish this week with a challenging question:

For two numbers, A and B, the following statement is true:

“Five sixths of four fifths of A is equal to two fifths of three quarters of number B.”

What is the value of A/B as a fraction in its simplest form?

Have a think and post your answers, with reasoning, below. We’ll look at the answer next week.