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two interpretations of decimal division


We can apply the two interpretations of division for whole numbers and for fractions to decimals.

1. Write a “how many groups?” story problem for 0.45 ÷ 3.15.

2. Write a “how many/much in one group?” story problem for 0.45 ÷ 3.15.

3. Which interpretation seems easier to make a story problem for decimal division where the divisor is bigger than the dividend? Which interpretation seems easier to make a story problem where the divisor is smaller than the dividend in decimal division? Explain each of your choices.

   

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