Video: Identifying the Appropriate Expression for a Division Problem Then Evaluating It

A teacher wants to equally distribute 80 notebooks among 10 students. Complete the equation to find the number of notebooks each student received: _ ÷ _ = _.

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A teacher wants to equally distribute 80 notebooks among 10 students. Complete the equation to find the number of notebooks each student received.

There were a total of 80 notebooks. And the teacher wanted to share them equally among 10 students. As 80 is the total, this will be the first number in the equation. We need to divide, or share, these equally among 10 students. This means that the equation we need to calculate is 80 divided by 10.

As 10 multiplied by eight is equal to 80, we know that 80 divided by 10 is equal to eight, as multiplication and division are inverse, or opposite, operations. The equation that can be used to find the number of notebooks each student received is 80 divided by 10 is equal to eight. Each student will receive eight notebooks.

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