My daughter has to solve this by writing a multiplication expression that represents a student getting 1/5 of each of 4 ounces of paint.

Then what fraction is represented by the product.

and then 4 oz / 5 students = how many ounces per student?
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We can split up the 4 fluid answers of paint into fifths. Since there are 5 fifths to one fluid ounce, there are 20 fifths in 4 fluid ounces. There are 5 students, so each gets a fifth of 20 fifths, that is, 4 fifths each.

For each fluid ounce each student gets a fifth, so for 4 fluid ounces each student gets 4 fifths:

4×1/5=4/5.

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