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7-55.

Maia was serving five pizzas at the weekly meeting of the student council. She wanted to divide the pizzas into slices that were each $\frac { 1 } { 8 }$ of a whole pizza.

1. How many slices will she have?

$\text{How many } \frac{1}{8}\ \text{slices of pizza equal a whole?}$

Let x represent the number of slices in a whole pizza.

$\frac{1}{8}(x)=1$

There are 8 slices in each whole pizza.
If there are 5 whole pizzas, how many slices are there total?

$40 \text{ slices}$

2. Represent this problem using a mathematical sentence. Can you find more than one way to do this?

$5\div\frac{1}{8}=40$