## Division word problem-1

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Question:

Mary poured ⅝ liter of apple juice equally in to 5 glasses. How much of apple juice was there in each glass?

Basic idea:

In this problem Mary had poured ⅝ liter of apple juice equally in to 5 glasses and we need to find how much of apple juice will be there in each glass.To solve this problem we have to use the concept division. We need to divide the whole quantity by the number of glasses.Here the total quantity is ⅝ liter and number of glasses to be filled is 5. If we divide them we will get the quantity of juice that each glass get.

Solution:

Original quantity of apple juice =  ⅝ liter

Number of glasses to be divide = 5

Quantity of apple juice in each glass =  ⅝ ÷ 5

Here we can consider 5 as 5/1

= (⅝) ÷ (5/1)

we are going to change the division as multiplication so that we have to change the second fraction as its reciprocal.The first fraction can be written as it is.

= (5/8) x (1/5)

= (5x1)/(8x5)

5 which is in numerator and denominator will get canceled.So we will have

= (1/8)

So the final answer is ⅛ liter

So ⅛ liter apple juice will get each glass.

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