Example Question #1 : Operations
Multiplication can be thought of as repeated addition, or as objects in a group.
means adding three times.
Or we can think of this as grouping objects. We have groups, with objects in each group. We can count up the total number of objects, in this case triangles.
Example Question #2 : Operations
When we are dividing, we are splitting things up into groups. For this problem, we can think of this as we have items and we want to split them up equally into groups. We are solving for the number of items in each group.
We can draw circles and start putting the items, in this case triangles, into each circle equally.
Our answer is the number of items in group. In this case, there are triangles in each of the groups so our answer is .