# You are giving a party. You have 6 pints of ice cream for the party. If you serve 3/4 pint of ice cream to each person how many people can you serve?

Nov 11, 2016

This is a matter of division. You want to know how many times 3/4 goes into 6.

#### Explanation:

$6 \div \frac{3}{4}$
Since division is the same as multiplying with the inverse:
$6 \times \frac{4}{3} = \frac{6 \times 4}{3} = 8$

You can serve 8 people.

Check: $8 \times \frac{3}{4} = \frac{24}{4} = 6$ pints