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Division in 7th grade general math

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To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Jul 21, 2008 at 19:16:54
Subject: Division in 7th grade general math

Is there a difference between 1 divided "by" 1/2 and 1 divided "into" 1/2?
Would you write the problem the same way for both of these questions and 
the solution being 2 pieces?

I was told by a math professor that 1 divided by 1/2 would make 2 wholes. One
divided into 1/2 would make 2 halves (pieces).

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