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Find the missing quotient. 24 divided by three equals
what. Hint: How can solving what times
three equals 24 help you?

There’s an interesting word in the
first sentence of this problem, “quotient.” Whatever it is, there’s one missing
because we’re told to find the missing quotient. And underneath this phrase, we can
see a division: 24 divided by three equals what. And the missing number is the
answer to the division. And you know, this is what a
quotient is. It’s the answer when we’ve divided
one number by another. So really, we could say, find the
missing answer to this division. What is 24 divided by three? And we’re given a hint to help
us. We’re asked, how can solving what
times three equals 24 help you? Can you see what number sentence
we’re given? It’s a times table fact.

Now there are lots of ways we could
solve division questions. But probably the quickest way is to
think of a times table fact we already know and use this to help us. Perhaps you already know what
number you multiply by three to get 24. But in case you don’t, let’s go
through our number facts. One times three is three, two
threes are six, three times three is nine, four threes are 12, five times three is
15, six threes are 18, seven threes are 21, and now the important one, eight times
three equals 24. Perhaps you didn’t need to go
through all those facts; perhaps you knew it already.

Eight multiplied by three equals
24. And let’s think about what that
means for a moment. There are eight lots of three in
24. And so if we ask ourselves the
question, what’s 24 divided by three, really what we’re asking ourselves is, how
many threes are in 24? And we know this because the times
tables fact tells us. There are eight threes in 24. We found the answer to this
division question or the quotient by using a multiplication fact to help us. We know that eight times three is
24, and so 24 divided by three must be eight.