George drew the diagram at right to represent the number
Is Helena correct? If so, explain how she can tell that the diagram represents
. If she is not correct, explain why not.
How much does each piece represent?
How many pieces are shaded?
Since each square is divided into
equal pieces, each piece is equal to one fifth.
shaded pieces, so this diagram represents
Draw a diagram to represent the mixed number
. How can you write this as a single fraction greater than one?
Use the diagram for part (a) to help you design this diagram.
How many pieces are in a whole? How many do you shade?
To represent this mixed number as a single fraction greater than one,
equal pieces will need to be shaded.
How much of a whole will each piece represent?
How can you write
as a mixed number? Be sure to include a diagram in your answer.
How many whole numbers does this represent?
How many pieces are left over?
Remember to draw a diagram.