# How do you simplify #3/2 div 2# using a model?

##### 1 Answer

See below

#### Explanation:

Suppose you had 3 pies (an Apple, a Blueberry, and a Cherry).

At the end of the day, at Mom's Lunch Bar, half of each pie had been sold.

Rather than through the remaining pie away, Mom and Pop divide what is left over between the two of them.

Mom and Pop each get

plus

plus

Since

when the left-over

That is

This might have been easier to see with an image but I haven't found a reasonable paint program for quick images on a chromebook.