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Basic Division Lesson 1: Number 1

Welcome to Basic Division. In this unit, you will learn how to divide numbers from one to twelve and also zero. FoxyMath wishes you success!

Here's an easy example:

2
÷
1
=
2
 
    
÷
  
=
    
 
   Maroon Box   MediumSlateBlue Box  divided by     Red Box Box  equals     Maroon Box   MediumSlateBlue Box

We start with two boxes. We divide these two boxes by one. This means: how many groups of one can we make with the two boxes that we have? Answer: 2.

    


Here's another example:

6
÷
1
=
6
 
            
÷
  
=
            
 
   DarkBlue Box   Cyan Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Tan Box   ForestGreen Box   LimeGreen Box  divided     Red Box Box  equals     DarkBlue Box   Cyan Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Tan Box   ForestGreen Box   LimeGreen Box

We start with six boxes. We divide these six boxes by one. This means: how many groups of one can we make with the six boxes that we have? Answer: 6.

            

   DarkBlue Box   Cyan Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Tan Box   ForestGreen Box   LimeGreen Box

Try this problem.

12
÷
1
=
 
                        
÷
  
=
                        
 
   Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   MidnightBlue Box   Chocolate Box   DarkGreen Box   GreenYellow Box   Khaki Box   DodgerBlue Box   Coral Box   CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box  divided     Red Box Box  equals     Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   MidnightBlue Box   Chocolate Box   DarkGreen Box   GreenYellow Box   Khaki Box   DodgerBlue Box   Coral Box   CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box

We start with twelve boxes. We divide these twelve boxes by one. This means: how many groups of one can we make with the twelve boxes that we have? Answer: 12.

                        

   Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   MidnightBlue Box   Chocolate Box   DarkGreen Box   GreenYellow Box   Khaki Box   DodgerBlue Box   Coral Box   CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box

In order to do basic division, you must memorize some equations but fear not: FoxyMath will help you! For this lesson, there is only one equation to learn:

  1 ÷ 1 =   1
  2 ÷ 1 =   2
  3 ÷ 1 =   3
  4 ÷ 1 =   4
  5 ÷ 1 =   5
  6 ÷ 1 =   6
  7 ÷ 1 =   7
  8 ÷ 1 =   8
  9 ÷ 1 =   9
10 ÷ 1 = 10
11 ÷ 1 = 11
12 ÷ 1 = 12

As we see, any number divided by one is the number itself.

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