I was thinking of using a word problem that has a bit too much or confusing information.
A basketball player made 5 out of every 6 foul shots attempted. If 42 foul shots were missed in the player's career, how many total foul shots were made in the players career.
This kind of problem is confusing to my students. They always want to start with the player making 5 out of 6 shots. Really we can say that x/6 = 42 or the total number of shots made (x) / 6 needs to = 42. We can turn this around and say that 6 x 42 = x or the total number of four shots taken. We really don't need to deal with the 5 shots and 1 missed. If we tried to multiply 5 x 42 = x we would still need to add the 42 missed shots to get the total number of foul shots taken.