Worksheet: Dividing Numbers Using Repeated Subtraction

In this worksheet, we will practice dividing numbers up to 100 using repeated subtraction to find the number of groups.


A person wants to distribute 30 notebooks equally into 6 bags. How many notebooks should they put in each bag?


A person has 21 apples to put in plates. Each plate will hold 3 apples.

  • A21÷7=3
  • B21÷3=18
  • C21÷3=24
  • D21÷3=7


Start at 36 and jump back in 6 s until you reach 0 to find the answer to 36÷6.


Use Erin’s strategy to find the answers.




We can use number lines to divide.

Jump back 5 each time. How many jumps from 35 to 0 do you make?

Write a subtraction equation to show this.

  • A3555555=0
  • B35555555=0
  • C3555555555=0
  • D355555555=0

What is 35÷5?


David writes the following successive subtraction sentences: 248=16,168=8,88=0.

Which of the following mathematical problems is he trying to solve?

  • A24÷8
  • B8+3
  • C24×3
  • D248
  • E8÷24


By using the given number line and by counting backward, find 40÷5.

  • A20
  • B2
  • C10
  • D8
  • E5

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