How do you write a story problem that can be solved using #1 3/4 div1/2# and explain how the calculation matches your story?

1 Answer
Jun 21, 2018

Answer:

It may be easier to put some words to arbitrary numbers than to find the right expression for a real scenario.

Explanation:

Just assign some "reasonable" item to each value. In this case, you can say:

A lot of #1 3/4# acres is #1/2# of an inheritance received by each of two children. How many acres were in the original plot?