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**Math notebooks & pencils**

Complex Fractions Math notebooks & pencils

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**What is a complex fraction?**

A complex fraction is a fraction within a fraction. Examples: ½ and ¾ What is a fraction represent mathematically?

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**Does anyone remembers our steps when dividing fractions?**

1. 2. 3. 4.

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**Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions**

How do we change mixed numbers to an improper fractions Let’s say I have 2 ½ pizzas. How many pizzas do I have as an improper fraction?

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Improper Fractions Step 1: Multiply your denominator by your whole number ( 2 x 2 = 4) Step 2: Take the number you got from multiplying your denominator and whole and add that to your numerator ( 4 +1 = 5) Step 3: Use the number you received from adding and put it over your denominator ( 5/2)

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Let’s Practice 3 ¾ 4 ½

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Word Problems During snack time at preschool, the teacher divided 1/4 of a gallon of milk evenly between2 students. How much milk did each student get? Write as a complex fraction How do I divide fractions?

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Example #2 At the end of the night, a pizza place had 6 2/3 pizzas left over. The 4 employees each took home the same amount of leftover pizza. How much pizza did each employee take home?

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Example #3 An artist made a sculpture out of fabric and wire supported by sections of plastic pipe. He used 3/4 of a yard of plastic pipe divided into 2 equal pieces. How long was each piece?

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Example #4 A farmer planted 1/2 of an acre of land with 3 types of wheat. If he planted an equal amount of each type of wheat, how many acres of each type did he plant?

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Example #5 The camp cook made 2 5/8 pots of chicken soup. Each serving of soup is 7/8 of a pot. How many servings of chicken soup did the cook make?

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Example #6 Leah made 5 sandwiches using 1/2 of a jar of peanut butter. Each sandwich got the same amount of peanut butter. How much peanut butter did Leah use in each sandwich?

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