Video: Matching Division Expressions to Situations Where the Number of Items in Each Group Is Unknown

15 apples are going to be divided equally among 5 bags. Pick the calculation that is equal to the number of apples in each bag. How many apples are in each bag?

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15 apples are going to be divided equally among five bags. Pick the calculation that is equal to the number of apples in each bag. Is it 15 plus five, 15 take away five, 15 divided by three, or 15 divided by five? How many apples are in each bag?

We know there are 15 apples. We don’t need to count them. The question already tells us how many apples there are. And we know the apples are divided. This is an important clue. We know the 15 apples are divided among five bags. One, two, three, four, five. So the picture shows 15 apples divided equally among five bags. Which of these calculations shows the number of apples in each bag? We already know this is a division calculation. So we can cross out the addition and the subtraction.

Which of the two division calculation shows our model? There are 15 apples divided equally among five bags. So this is the correct calculation. 15 apples divided equally among five bags is 15 divided by five. Now, we just need to work out the second part of the question. How many apples are there in each bag? Or what is 15 divided by five? So 15 divided by five, if we look closely, we can see that there are three apples in each bag. Three, six, nine, 12, 15. There are three apples in each bag. 15 divided by five is three.

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