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3/8
You have 3/4 of a pizza and you want to share it equally between 2 people. How much of the pizza does each person get?
24
A baker is making cakes for a big party. She uses 1/4 cup of oil for each cake. How many cakes can she make if she has a bottle of oil that has 6 cups in it?
17 1/3
The serving size for the granola that Ted likes to eat for breakfast is 3/4 cup. How many servings are there in a box that holds 13 cups?
10 1/2
How many 1/2 cup servings are in a package of cheese that contains 5 1/4 cups altogether?
7
Mrs. Murphy's class is making pillow cases. Each pillow case uses 5/7 of a yard of fabric. How many pillow cases can they make out of 12 1/2 yards of fabric?
6
Miguel's company is making teddy bears. Each teddy bear uses 3/4 of a yard of fabric. How many teddy bears can they make out of 12 1/2 yards of fabric that they have?
67
A book shelf is 3 1/2 feet long. Each book on the shelf is 5/8 inches wide. How many books will fit on the shelf?
36
The plastic cups at the school dance each hold 2/3 cup
of punch. The punch bowl holds 24 cups of punch. How
many plastic cups can be filled from one bowl of punch?
1/6
Three friends have 1/2 a pizza left. If they divide it evenly,
what fraction of a pizza will each friend get?
20 and 2/3
Miguel's dog eats 3/4 pound of dog food each day.
How many days will a 20-pound bag of dog food last?
30
Our aquarium holds 5 liters of water. If we use a scoop that holds 1/6 of a liter of water, how many scoops will be needed to fill the aquarium?
12
Fancy hair bows take 1 and 3/4 of a yard of ribbon each. How many fancy hair bows can Maya make with 21 yards of ribbon?
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