SSAT Middle Level Math : How to divide fractions

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : How To Divide Fractions

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #541 : Numbers And Operations

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #63 : How To Divide Fractions

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #64 : How To Divide Fractions

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #65 : How To Divide Fractions

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #66 : How To Divide Fractions

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #67 : How To Divide Fractions

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #68 : How To Divide Fractions

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #1 : Interpret And Compute Quotients Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.6.Ns.A.1

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

Example Question #2 : Interpret And Compute Quotients Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.6.Ns.A.1

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used by gas companies to rupture and collects pockets of gas trapped within pockets of shale rock. A particular shale fracking site is  in length and occupies an area of . How wide is this particular site?

 

 
Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we need to first recall how to find the area of a rectangle.

Substitute in the given values in the equation and solve for .

Divide both sides by 

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse or reciprocal.

Find the reciprocal of 

Simplify and rewrite.

Multiply and solve.

Reduce.

The width of the fracking site is 

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