# Eric's bird feeder holds 1/3 of a cup of birdseed. Eric is filling the bird feeder with a scoop that holds 1/6 of a cup. How many scoops of birdseed will Eric put into the feeder?

Oct 21, 2016

2 scoops.

#### Explanation:

The bird feeder holds $\frac{1}{3}$ of a cup of birdseed and the scoop holds $\frac{1}{6}$ of a cup. To find out how many scoops ($x$) will fill the bird feeder, we need to divide the first number by the second number.

$x = \frac{1}{3} \div \frac{1}{6}$

$x = \frac{1}{3} \times \frac{6}{1}$

$\therefore x = 2$