Video: Identifying the Correct Result of Dividing Two-Digit Numbers by Eight

Jacob says that 32 ÷ 8 is 4, and David says that 32 ÷ 8 is 5. Who is right?

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Jacob says that 32 divided by eight is four, and David says that 32 divided by eight is five. Who is right?

This question is all about dividing by eight. Jacob thinks that 32 divided by eight is four, and David thinks that 32 divided by eight is five. Who is correct? To help us work out the correct answer to 32 divided by eight, we could use our knowledge of the eight times table. One times eight is eight, two times eight is 16, three times eight is 24, and four times eight is 32. So, who is correct? It’s Jacob. If four times eight is 32, that means that there are four eights in 32. 32 divided by eight is four. So, Jacob is right. 32 divided by eight equals four.

We used our knowledge of the eight times table to help us divide by eight.

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