i need help with writing a word problem for the expression 9/11 / 1/2

Hi Tricia;

If I understand this correctly, 9 must be divided by 11 which must be divided by one half.

Lisa was sewing a quilt 1 yard x 1 yard. She had 22 perfect 1-foot-square pieces. She would not cut any of these. Half of the pieces were of cotton. Half were of polyester. She decided to only work with the cotton. How many pieces did she sew into the quilt?

11 was half of the 22, she only worked with 9 of these.

9 of 11 pieces was half of the total of 22.

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