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## 4th grade

### Course: 4th grade > Unit 5

Lesson 1: Remainders# Interpreting remainders

Interpret remainders in word problems.

## Introduction

In the last article, we learned that a

*remainder*is what*remains*after dividing. For example, when dividing 7, divided by, 3, we get 2 with a remainder of 1, which can be written like this:But what do remainders mean in the real world? To answer this question, let's think through some examples.

## Problem Set 1

## Problem 2: Penguins

There are 13 penguins going on a field trip to an iceberg. The penguins get into 6 equal-sized groups.

## Problem 3: Apple pies

James has 41 apples to make apple pies. Each pie needs 7 apples.

## Problem 4: Hot dogs

Sue grills 29 hot dogs. 9 people eat 3 hot dogs each.

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