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Basic Division Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

6
÷
3
=
2
 
            
÷
      
=
    
 
 divided by   equals 

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

    


Here's another example:

18
÷
3
=
6
 
                                    
÷
      
=
            
 
 divided   equals 

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

            

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Try this problem.

36
÷
3
=
 
                                                                        
÷
      
=
                        
 
 divided   equals 

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

                        

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In order to do basic division, you must memorize some equations but fear not: FoxyMath will help you! When you are finished with this lesson, you will know the following equations:

  3 ÷ 3 =   1
  6 ÷ 3 =   2
  9 ÷ 3 =   3
12 ÷ 3 =   4
15 ÷ 3 =   5
18 ÷ 3 =   6
21 ÷ 3 =   7
24 ÷ 3 =   8
27 ÷ 3 =   9
30 ÷ 3 = 10
33 ÷ 3 = 11
36 ÷ 3 = 12


The following exercise will help you learn the above equations and what they mean. Please take your time: take whatever time you need to learn the material.

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