Video: KS1-M16S • Paper 1 • Question 16

12 ÷ 2 = _.

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Video Transcript

12 divided by two equals what.

In this question, we need to divide 12 by two. And we can do this in different ways. The first way we could find the answer is to start with 12 and to share it into two groups. We could then find out how many are in each group. We know that dividing something by two is the same as splitting it into half. So another way we could find the answer, and this is similar to the first way, is to find half of 12. What number is half of 12?

Another method we could use is to make 12 out of groups of two. How many groups will we need? Let’s use this last method to help us find the answer. One group of two equals two. Two groups of two equals four. Three groups of two equals six. Remember, we need to keep going until we make 12. Four twos are eight. Five groups of two are 10. And there are six groups of two in 12. So if we divide 12 into groups of two, we get six groups, one, two, three, four, five, six.

12 divided by two equals six.

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