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7-44.
  1. Draw rectangles to represent each integer, then divide them into the fractional parts indicated in the problem. Part (a) is done as an example. Homework Help ✎

    1. How many one-thirds are in 3? That is, what is 3 ÷ ?

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    2. How many one-fourths are in 5? That is, what is 5 ÷ ?

    3. How many one-sixths are in 3? That is, what is 3 ÷ ?

    4. How many one-fifths are in 6? That is, what is 6 ÷ ?

As you can see in the figure above, each rectangle represents 1, and each 1 is divided into three parts.
If you count the thirds represented, you will find the answer to part (a).

Try drawing a diagram as modeled in part (a).
It may help to know that there are 4 one-fourths in 1.
Can you find how many are in 5?

There are 20 fourths in 5.

Can you count the one-sixths in the three rectangles?

The quotient is 30.