Task# Making Hot Cocoa, Variation 1

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This is the first of two fraction division tasks that use similar contexts to highlight the difference between the 'Number of Groups Unknown' a.k.a. 'How many groups?' when the quotient is a fraction (or mixed number) greater than 1 (Variation 1) and when the quotient is a fraction that is less than 1 (Variation 2). Even when students understand this type of division context when they involve whole numbers, the transition to division problems involving fractions is not easy.