The teacher gave 4 sandwiches to 9 students to share . if the students share the sandwiches equally. How many sandwiches would each student get?

May 26, 2018

$\frac{4}{9}$

Explanation:

$4$ the number of sandwiches is the numerator

$9$ the number of students is the denominator

The ratio or fraction is

$\frac{4}{9}$

May 27, 2018

$4 \div 9 = \frac{4}{9}$

Each person gets $\frac{4}{9}$ of a sandwich.

Explanation:

This type of question is much easier than students realise.

A question such as $12$ item are shared equally between $4$ friends would be done as:

$12 \div 4 = \frac{12}{4} = 3$

Each person gets $3$ items.

In this case we have $4$ being shared between $9$ people:

$4 \div 9 = \frac{4}{9}$

Each person gets $\frac{4}{9}$ of a sandwich,

The question is the answer!! This is very useful if the answer is not a whole number:
Write the division as a fraction and that is the answer!

In the same way:

$2 \div 3 = \frac{2}{3}$

$11 \div 5 = \frac{11}{5} = 2 \frac{1}{5}$

$7 \div 13 = \frac{7}{13}$

$19 \div 5 = \frac{19}{5} = 4 \frac{4}{5}$