SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to divide

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Example Questions

Example Question #71 : How To Divide

Find the quotient of  and .

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Explanation:

To find the quotient, we will need to divide the first number by the second.

This simplifies to , since  goes into both the ones place and the tens place only once with no remainder.

Example Question #72 : How To Divide

The teacher has  pieces of chocolates. There are  students in the class. If the teacher gives each student the same number of chocolates, how many did each student receive?

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You divide the total numbers of chocolates by the number of students, so

 

Example Question #73 : How To Divide

Kathy decides to clean her room. She picks up  stuffed animals in different parts of the room, and splits them into  equal groups. How many stuffed animals are in each group?

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Explanation:

Since Kathy is splitting up a larger amount of stuffed animals into smaller, equal groups, we need to divide!

Example Question #71 : How To Divide

Shawn, Emma, and Blake want to buy a  present for their teacher. How much money will Shawn spend if the three friends agree to split the cost of the present equally?

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Explanation:

Since Shawn, Emma, and Blake agree to split the cost of the  present equally, each friend will pay the same amount of money. In this case, we need to divide  by , giving us a total of  being spent by Shawn.

Example Question #75 : How To Divide

If Alice gets an  on her first test,  on her second test, and  on her third test, what is her average test score?

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Explanation:

You have to add all three test scores together and then divide by the number of tests.

This would give you an average test score of .

Example Question #76 : How To Divide

Find the quotient.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct answer is . If you divide  objects into  equal groups, each group will have  things.

Example Question #77 : How To Divide

Jordan's Pet Store has  dogs. If Jordan wants to place an equal number of dogs in  separate rooms, how many dogs will be put in each room?

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Explanation:

Because we are breaking the total number of dogs into smaller, equal groups, we need to divide.

Example Question #78 : How To Divide

Solve.

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Explanation:

To solve, you must simplify each part of the fraction, then divide.

Then, .

Example Question #12 : Interpret Whole Number Quotients Of Whole Numbers: Ccss.Math.Content.3.Oa.A.2

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

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. 

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Our answer is the number of items in  group. In this case, there are  triangles in each of the  groups so our answer is 

Example Question #13 : Interpret Whole Number Quotients Of Whole Numbers: Ccss.Math.Content.3.Oa.A.2

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

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. 

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Our answer is the number of items in  group. In this case, there are  triangles in each of the groups so our answer is 

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