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what is 3 divided by 3/4 because in the math book it

says that the answer is 4 but i don’t get how they got the answer 4

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Think of it as dividing 3 by “three fourths of one”.

If 3 was divided by 1 (as a whole number) it would equal 3.

But it’s divided by a fraction (which is smaller than one). And since it’s smaller, it can go into 3 more times than a 1 can.

runzxc870 wrote:
Think of it as dividing 3 by “three fourths of one”.

If 3 was divided by 1 (as a whole number) it would equal 3.

But it’s divided by a fraction (which is smaller than one). And since it’s smaller, it can go into 3 more times than a 1 can.

Do not forget that DIVIDEING BY A FRACTION makes a number greater, TIMESING BY A FRACTION makes it smaller. Its just like adding minus numbers together, you get used to how the numbers ‘work’ eventually.

Invert and multiply. Three divided by three fourths is the same as three times four thirds. That equals twelve thirds or four. Yup…

to understand it you could just convert it to decimals 3/4 = 0.75 0.75 x 4 = 3. Hope this doesnt make you more confused. Take cre.

3:3/4 = 3×4/3=4
n:n/k=k where k>0 and integer.

lets make it simple 3/4=.75
.75×4=3 therefore 3 divided by 3/4 is 4

3/4 is .75, if you divided 3 divided by 3/4 is does equal 4, but see if you divided 6 divided by 3/4 what does it equal?

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It’s easy to look at that and think “the answer being sought is what is 3 divided by 4 (as in 4 = parts… as in if it were money, and you’re trying to figure out “if I get 4 of them for \$3, how much are they EACH?”) and then want to answer it with “.75” - because 75 cents x 4 = 300.

But when you give it a little more logical thought, the question isn’t “how much is 3 divided into quarter parts, and then I’ll just add three of them together (and get 2.25). The question is, if 3 is divided by .75, how many times will .75 go into 3?

And, again, using the money example, 75 cents goes into \$3 — 4 times.

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