Video: Solving Word Problems Involving Division

A person wants to divide 660 buttons equally into 2 bags. How many buttons will be in each bag?

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A person wants to divide 660 buttons equally into two bags. How many buttons will be in each bag?

A person has 660 buttons and two bags. If we take the 660 buttons and divide them evenly into the two bags, how many buttons will go in each bag.

Mathematically, we represent this kind of division by 660 divided by two. And we ask how many times will two go into six? Three times. Three times two equals six. Six minus six equals zero. From there, we bring down the next six and we ask the question again how many times will two go into six? What is six divided by two? That’s three. Three times two equals six. Six minus six equals zero.

We bring down the next digit to the right — zero. And we ask the question how many times does two go into zero? What is zero divided by two? Two goes into zero zero times. Zero times two equals zero. Zero minus zero equals zero and that completes our division.

The quotient at the top 330 tells us how many times two will go into 660. It tells us that we would put 330 buttons in bag one and 330 buttons in bag two.

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