Multiplying and Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers Question A candy bar is 9/15 of an inch long. If it is divided into pieces that are 1/5 of an inch long, then how many pieces is that? Justin gave 2/3 of his pizza to 8 friends who shared the pizza equally. What fraction of the original pizza did each friend get? Marcy's garden is 3 and 4/5 meters long and 2 and 7/8 meters wide. What is the area of the garden? A chocolate bar is 11/12 of an inch long. If it is divided into pieces that are 5/8 of an inch long, then how many pieces is that? A painter had a trough with 22 liters of paint. If each bucket holds 2 and 3/4 liters, then how many buckets of paint can be poured from the trough? Frank has 8 and 2/3 feet of rope. If he divides the rope into pieces that are 1 and 4/9 feet long, then how many pieces of rope will he have? Cathy's classroom has an area of 15 and 5/6 square feet. If the length is 8 and 3/4 feet, then what is the width of her classroom? Work Area—Box or Circle Final Answer Multiplying and Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers EXAMPLE of how to multiply fractions with cancelling common factors 2 5 × 3 8 8 3 × 3 56 35 70 × 42 55 1 6 × 3 7 16 50 × 25 64 2 ÷ 14 3 25 ÷ 5 8 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers 2 8 ÷ 3 9 5 5 ÷ 6 12 3 6 ÷ 11 11 24 ÷ 8 11