Example 3 Sandeep had cup of yogurt. She put of the yogurt into a smoothie. What fraction of a cup of yogurt did she use in the smoothie? Write the problem. Divide 4 and 8 by 4. Divide 3 and 9 by 3. Multiply. Sandeep put cup of yogurt in her smoothie. 1 2 1 3
Communication Prompt Do you find it easy to simplify before multiplying fractions or after multiplying fractions? Explain your thinking.
Exit Problems 1.Find the value of. 2.Find the value of. 3.Sandra bought pound of carrots. She used of them for a soup. How many pounds of carrots did she use for the soup? 4.Tyce hit of the baseballs he was pitched during batting practice. Mason hit of the number of pitches that Tyce hit. What fraction of pitches did Mason hit?