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4.NF.B. Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.

    4.NF.B.3. Understand a fraction $a/b$ with $a > 1$ as a sum of fractions $1/b$.

      4.NF.B.3.b. Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: $\frac38 = \frac18 + \frac18 + \frac18$; $\frac38 = \frac18 + \frac28$; $2 \frac18 = 1 + 1 + \frac18 = \frac88 + \frac88 + \frac18.$

      4.NF.B.3.d. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

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    4.NF.B.4. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

      4.NF.B.4.a. Understand a fraction $a/b$ as a multiple of $1/b$. For example, use a visual fraction model to represent $5/4$ as the product $5 \times (1/4)$, recording the conclusion by the equation $5/4 = 5 \times (1/4).$

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      4.NF.B.4.b. Understand a multiple of $a/b$ as a multiple of $1/b$, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number. For example, use a visual fraction model to express $3 \times (2/5)$ as $6 \times (1/5)$, recognizing this product as $6/5$. (In general, $n \times (a/b) = (n \times a)/b.$)

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      4.NF.B.4.c. Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, if each person at a party will eat 3/8 of a pound of roast beef, and there will be 5 people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?