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Which of the given models shows a three-fifths?

• A • B The correct answer is .

A fraction represents a part of a whole.

For instance:

• each part of a shape, when divided into two equal parts, is called a half.
• each part of a shape, when divided into three equal parts, is called a third.
• each part of a shape, when divided into four equal parts, is called a fourth.
• each part of a shape, when divided into five equal parts, is called a fifth.

Solution:

We consider all the fraction models one by one in order to identify the fraction showing three-fifths.

• We consider the first fraction model. The given fraction model shows five equal parts.
The shaded part of the fraction model shows a one-fifth.
One-fifth means one of five equal parts.
• Looking at the second fraction model. The given fraction model shows five equal parts.
The shaded part of the fraction model shows three-fifths.
Three-fifths means three of five equal parts.

Therefore, the fraction model shows three-fifths.