Solving Division Problems Step-by-Step

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What is the quotient of 27 ÷ 9?

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What is the result of 12 ÷ 6?

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If you divide 40 by 8, what is the quotient?

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In the division problem 24 ÷ 3, what is the correct quotient?

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If you divide 27 by 3 instead of 9, what would be the incorrect quotient?

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Solving Division Problems: A Step-by-Step Approach with Examples

Division problems involve breaking up a larger amount into equal parts, often referred to as finding the quotient. Let's explore some common division problems, focusing on the specific cases of (24 \div 3), (27 \div 9), (12 \div 6), and (40 \div 8).

Step 1: Understand the Problem

Read the problem carefully, ensuring you understand the quantities being divided and the resulting quotient sought.

Step 2: Identify the Division Factors

Identify the number being divided (the dividend) and the number dividing it (the divisor).

For example, in (24 \div 3), the dividend is 24, and the divisor is 3.

Step 3: Divide

Perform the division operation.

For (24 \div 3), the result is (8).

Step 4: Check the Result

Ensure the result is reasonable. For example, does it make sense to divide 24 by 3 and get 88? If not, recheck your work.

Step 5: Write the Solution

Write the solution in the form "(dividend \div divisor = quotient)."

For (24 \div 3 = 8).

Additional Examples

  1. (27 \div 9 = 3): Divide 27 by 9 to get 3.
  2. (12 \div 6 = 2): Divide 12 by 6 to get 2.
  3. (40 \div 8 = 5): Divide 40 by 8 to get 5.

Generalizing Division

Dividing by a specific number does not change the division principle. You can apply the same steps and principles to any division problem.

For example, to solve (79 \div 17):

  1. Identify the dividend (79) and the divisor (17).
  2. Divide (79 ÷ 17 = 4).
  3. Check (4 is a reasonable result).
  4. Write the solution ((79 \div 17 = 4)).

Division problems are essential for understanding fractions, ratios, and proportions. By expanding your practice with these common problems, you'll build a stronger foundation for success in mathematics.

Learn to solve division problems step-by-step with examples such as 24 ÷ 3, 27 ÷ 9, 12 ÷ 6, and 40 ÷ 8. Understand the problem, identify division factors, perform the division, check the result, and write the solution. Practice with additional examples to strengthen your division skills and apply the principles to any division problem.

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