ISEE Lower Level Quantitative : How to divide

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Example Question #1 : How To Divide

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to divide fractions, we first take the reciprocal of the second fraction. To find the reciprocal, we switch the numerator and the denominator. So, the reciprocal of    is .

Then we multiply the first fraction and the reciprocal.

We then multiply the numerators together: .

Then we multiply the denominators together: .

We divide the numerator (25) by the denominator (24) to get .

Example Question #2 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

Sandy made  candles in one day.  If she packs them in boxes of , how many boxes will she have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Sandy has candles, which she needs to divide in to boxes that contain candles each.

Sandy has 72 boxes of candles.

Example Question #2 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

Find the quotient.

Possible Answers:

10

147

18

21

Correct answer:

21

Explanation:

When solving a problem with multiple operations, always remember: PEMDAS!

To find the quotient, first do the "P" .  

Then the "E" 

Then the "M"  

Now "D" 

The quotient is 21.

Example Question #3 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

Which expression is equivalent to 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The original expression is equal to 2 (remember order of operations-PEMDAS). Therefore,  is the correct answer because that is the only response that is equal to 2. 

Example Question #4 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

In the pantry, there is an equal number of cereal boxes, bags of chips, and boxes of cookies. How many items could be in the pantry?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to have an equal number of cereal, chips, and cookies, the number of total items needs to be a number that is divisble by three. Of the four answer choices,  is the only number that is a multiple of three.

Therefore,  is the correct answer choice.

Example Question #5 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

Alex types  words per minute. How many words does she type per second?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since there are sixty seconds in a minute, divide the number of words Alex types per minute by sixty to see how many she types per second.

Alex types  words per second.

Example Question #6 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

If  can be divided by both  and , it can also be divided by which number without leaving a remainder?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Of the four answer choices given,  is the only choice that has both  and  as factors. Therefore, any number that is a multiple of , for example,  or , is also divisible by both  and .

Example Question #7 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

Maxine has graham crackes that she would like to share equally amoung friends.  Which expression shows how many graham crackers each friend will recieve?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since Maxine has 35 graham crackers that she is going to split equaly amoung 5 friends, she must divide.

Example Question #8 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Quantitative Reasoning

One British pound is worth approximately $1.61. For how many British pounds (nearest whole) can a tourist expect to exchange $1,000? 

Possible Answers:

The correct answer is not among the other choices.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

$1,000 is equivalent to 

Example Question #2 : How To Divide

Which of the following is NOT true about the number 18?

Possible Answers:

It is divisible by 12. 

It is divisble by 6. 

It is divisble by 3. 

It is divisible by 18. 

Correct answer:

It is divisible by 12. 

Explanation:

While the number 18 is divisible by 3, 6, and 18, it is not divisible by 12. 

Dividing 18 by 12 results in a remainder of 6. 

Therefore, the statement that is not true about the number 18 (and is hence the correct answer choice) is "It is divisible by 12."

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