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Find the quotient.

This is a really interesting
question because although we can see some numbers, we can’t see any of the four
symbols we’d often see when we’re doing a calculation. There’s also a tricky word. Find the “quotient.” So before we start, let’s go over
what this tricky word means and also why these numbers are being written this
way. The word “quotient” means the
result when one number is divided by another. You know how we use the word
“total” when we add two numbers together, and the answer is the total. Or “product,” when we multiply two
numbers together, the answer is the product. Well, if we divide two numbers, the
answer to that is the quotient.

So the first thing we can say about
this question is that it’s a division calculation. And the way that it’s been written
is just a way that we can sometimes write divisions. This is the number we’re starting
with, 35. And the number on the left is
always the number we’re dividing by. This question is just another way
of asking us, what’s 35 divided by seven? Or if you want to read the numbers
from left to right, how many sevens are there in 35? We can use our knowledge of
multiplication to help us here because division and multiplication are inverse
operations. They’re opposites. If we know the number that we
multiply by seven to get 35, then we know the number of sevens there are in 35.

Let’s go through our seven times
tables facts. One times seven is seven, two
sevens are 14, three sevens are 21, four times seven equals 28. And here’s the fact we’re looking
for: five sevens are 35. And if we know that five times
seven equals 35, we also know that the number of sevens that there are in 35 is
five. In this question, we’ve used our
knowledge of a seven times tables fact to help us divide by seven. Five times seven equals 35. And so we know 35 divided by seven
equals five.