Can you help make a word problem for 12 divided by 1/4 plz
John bought a dozen oranges that he cut into quarters for the picnic
how many pieces were there?
Certainly! Here's a word problem involving the division of 12 by 1/4:
Sarah has baked 12 cookies for her friends. She wants to divide the cookies equally among her 4 friends. What is the number of cookies each friend will receive?
Would you like me to walk you through the steps to solve this word problem?
Of course! Here's a word problem involving the division 12 divided by 1/4:
"Tom has 12 cookies and wants to divide them equally among his 3 friends. However, his friends can only eat ¼ of a cookie at a time. How many times will each friend need to eat to finish all the cookies?"
To solve this problem, first understand that dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal. Therefore, we can rewrite the division as multiplication:
12 ÷ 1/4 = 12 * 4/1
Now, multiply the numerator (12) by the reciprocal of the fraction in the denominator (1/4), which is 4/1:
12 * 4/1 = 48/1
So, each friend will need to eat 48/1 (or simply 48) times to finish all the cookies.