Task# To Multiply Or Not to Multiply, Variation 2

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This task was written as part of a collaborative project between Illustrative Mathematics, the Smarter Balanced Digital Library, and the Teaching Channel. The rationale for including this task within the series of tasks is to support students in understanding when a problem calls for the use of multiplication and when other operations are called for in the problem. Differentiating between multiplication and division of fractions may not be as intuitive as multiplication and division of whole numbers. This task will provide students with opportunities to examine a variety of problems and make generalizations as they understand the nuances of the problems that call for multiplication.