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There are 6 blocks of jaggery, each of one kilogram. If one family requires one and a half kg jaggery every month, for how many families will these blocks suffice?

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#### Solution

One and a half is 1 + `1/2 = 3/2`.

Let us divide to see how many families can share the jaggery.

`6 ÷ 3/2 = 6/1 ÷ 3/2 = 6/1 xx 2/3 = 4`.

Therefore, 6 blocks will suffice for 4 families.

Concept: Division of Fractions

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