A fisherman has 10 fish. If he distributes them equally among two bowls, how many fish will be in each bowl?
We know that the fisherman has 10 fish and he wants to distribute them equally among two bowls. This means he wants to share them so that each of the two bowls has the same amount. So we’re being asked to divide the 10 fish by two and to work out how many fish will be in each bowl. We could use two circles to represent the two bowls. And we could use 10 counters to represent the 10 fish.
Now, what we have to do is share the 10 counters or the 10 fish equally among the two bowls: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10. We shared the 10 counters equally. Each bowl or each circle has an equal amount. How many counters or how many fish are there in each bowl? There are five. 10 divided by two equals five. There are two fives in 10.
If a fisherman has 10 fish and he distributes them equally among two bowls, there will be five fish in each bowl. 10 divided by two is five.