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8-22.

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?

How many $\frac{1}{8}$ 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?

$40$ slices.

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

$5 \div \frac{1}{8} = 40$
Now try to find another way to arrive at this answer.