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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:
7, divided by, 3, equals, 2, start text, space, R, space, end text, 1
But what do remainders mean in the real world? To answer this question, let's think through some examples.

## Problem Set 1

Problem 1A
• Current
Charlie has dollar sign, 17 to spend on chocolate bars. Chocolate bars cost dollar sign, 3. Charlie buys as many chocolate bars as he can with his money.
Which of the following describes the remainder in this situation?

## Problem 2: Penguins

There are 13 penguins going on a field trip to an iceberg. The penguins get into 6 equal-sized groups.
How many penguins will be in each group?
penguins

How many penguins remain without a group?
penguins

Fill in the blanks.
13, divided by, 6, equals
start text, R, end text

## Problem 3: Apple pies

James has 41 apples to make apple pies. Each pie needs 7 apples.
How many pies can James make?
pies

How many apples will James have left over? (How many apples remain?)
apples

Fill in the blanks.
41, divided by, 7, equals
start text, R, end text

## Problem 4: Hot dogs

Sue grills 29 hot dogs. 9 people eat 3 hot dogs each.
How many hot dogs are left over? (How many remain?)
hot dogs

Fill in the blanks.
29, divided by, 9, equals
start text, R, end text