SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to divide

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Example Question #21 : Solve Multistep Word Problems Using The Four Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Oa.A.3

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

                   

We drop the remainder of  because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #26 : The Number System

Use the computation shown to find the products:

                  

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The computation shows that  with a remainder of .

                  

So it must be that:

Simplify.

The correct answer is 

Example Question #5 : Determine The Unknown Number In A Multiplication Or Division Equation: Ccss.Math.Content.3.Oa.A.4

Fill in the blank. 

 ________

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The opposite of multiplication is division. In order to find the missing piece of this multiplication problem we can divide. 

So:

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