GRE Math : How to divide even numbers

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Even / Odd Numbers

Assume  and  are both even whole numbers and .

What is a possible solution of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since , then the final answer will be a number greater than on top as well as an even number since both  and  are even whole numbers. The only answer that fits both requirements is .

Example Question #1 : How To Divide Even Numbers

Choose the answer below which best solves the following equation:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, set up long division for yourself.  First, you know that your hundreds digit of the solution will be one, as twelve goes into seventeen one time.  Then, you take twelve away from seventeen, and are left with three remaining.  Bring down your next digit over from the dividend, and you are left with thirty two, which twelve goes into four times.  Already, you know that the answer has to be  as none of the other answers fit the correct pattern.

Example Question #2 : How To Divide Even Numbers

Solve for :

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, first isolate the variable by dividing both sides of the equation by :

As a check, know that any time you divide an even number by another even number, you will get an even result. 

Example Question #3 : How To Divide Even Numbers

Solve for :

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, isolate your variable by dividing both sides of the equation by :

As a check, know that any time you divide an even number by another even number, the result will be even. 

Example Question #4 : How To Divide Even Numbers

Solve for :

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, isolate the variable by dividing both sides of the equation by :

As a check, know that any time you divide an even number by another even number, the result will be even.  

Example Question #5 : How To Divide Even Numbers

Solve for :

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, isolate the variable by dividing both sides of your equation by :

As a check, know that any time you divide an even number by another even number, your result will be even. 

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