A line segment is a piece of a straight line. On your paper, draw two line segments that are the same length and each about as long as a pen.
Draw marks on the first line segment to show how you can divide it into eight equal lengths.
Start by drawing a line to divide the line into two parts.What could you do next?
Draw marks on the second line segment to show how you can divide it into five equal lengths.
Can you do this one like you did part (a)? Try estimating how big each section should be.
Was one of these tasks easier than the other? Which one? Why?
Most likely, it was easier to divide the line segment into
equal parts. Why?