510 apples need to be distributed equally among six boxes. How many apples are in each box?
The key here is “distributed equally.” 510 apples distributed equally among six boxes equals 510 divided by six. How many times does six go into 51? Eight times. Six times eight equals 48, 51 minus 48. We need to borrow from the five. And then we say 11 minus eight equals three. And four minus four equals zero. Bring down the next digit. How many times does six go into 30? Five times. Six times five equals 30. And 30 minus 30 equals zero. 510 divided by six equals 85. And that means that each box had 85 apples in it.
If we wanted to check, we could multiply the 85 apples in every box times six. Six times five equals 30. Write down your zero; carry your three. Six times eight equals 48 plus three equals 51. We started with 510 apples. So that’s correct, 85 apples per box.