There are 16 flowers. Amelia wants to put the same number of flowers in each vase. There are two vases. How many flowers will be in each vase?
We know that there are 16 flowers. We also know that there are two vases and Amelia wants to put the same number of flowers in each vase. So Amelia needs to divide her 16 flowers into two equal groups. The question is asking us how many twos there are in 16, in other words, 16 divided by two. We’ve divided the flowers into two equal groups. How many flowers are in each group? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. If we have 16 flowers and share them equally into two groups, each group will have eight flowers.
So if Amelia has 16 flowers and she wants to put the same number of flowers in each vase and she has two vases, there will be eight flowers in each vase. 16 divided by two is eight.