### Video Transcript

There are 14 carrots. The carrots will be shared equally
between seven rabbits. Each rabbit will get what
carrots. Find the missing number: 14 divided
by seven equals what.

Our problem begins with 14
carrots. And to help us imagine them, we’re
given a picture that shows them. But something’s going to happen to
these carrots. We’re told that they’re going to be
shared equally. When something is shared equally,
it’s divided. This is a question all about
division.

So, how many groups will the
carrots be shared into? Well, if we look carefully, we can
see who’s doing the dividing here. The carrots are going to be shared
equally between seven rabbits. So, we need to split our 14 carrots
into seven equal groups. To help us do this, let’s sketch
the groups.

Here are seven circles to represent
the seven rabbits, one circle for each rabbit. Now, we need to make sure that
these groups are equal. So, each time we share the carrots,
each group needs to get the same amount. Let’s use counters to represent
carrots.

To begin with, let’s give each of
the seven groups one carrot. So, that’s one, two, three, four,
five, six, seven. There are seven groups, and they
each now have one carrot. But we’ve got more carrots
left. We’re going to need to give each
group another carrot. Now, there are no more carrots left
to share. We’ve divided all 14 of them. And they’ve been split up into
equal groups.

We know that the groups are equal
because if we look at them quickly, we can see that they’ve got the same number of
counters in them. Remember, we said our counters
represented carrots. So, now, we can answer the first
part of our question. Each rabbit will get what
carrots. Well, we managed to put two
counters in each group, didn’t we? So, we know that each rabbit will
get two carrots.

In the final part of our question,
we’re given a number sentence and we need to fill in the missing number. Our number sentence begins with the
number 14. We know this is the whole
amount. This was the number of carrots that
we began with. But then, we have an interesting
symbol, two dots with a line in between them.

Perhaps you were listening
carefully when the text of this question was read out at the very start. If so, you’ll know what this symbol
means. That’s right. It means divided by. We use the division symbol whenever
an amount is shared into equal groups. We started with 14 carrots. They were divided or shared between
seven rabbits. And the missing number in our
number sentence, that’s the answer to our division, is the number of carrots in each
group. Of course, the answer’s two.

If there are 14 carrots and they’re
shared equally between seven rabbits, each rabbit will get two carrots. And we can write this using the
division symbol as 14 divided by seven equals two. Both of our missing numbers are the
number two.