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### Course: Class 3>Unit 5

Lesson 5: Division word problems

# Division word problem: blueberries

Sal uses a picture and understanding of multiplication to solve a division word problem.  Created by Sal Khan.

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• this is perfect for kids THANK YOUUUUU
• Why would he go throw 6's to see what the answer is? Why can't he just draw an rectangle and put 8 on the top because it the longest. And put an 6 on the side because it is short . the when he done he can just use multipy them to get the answer.
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• But we're not looking for 6 times 8 = ?. In this problem we're looking for 48 divided by 6 = ? We're not looking for the total 48, we're looking for the multiple 8. You have to divide, not multiply.
• Why do we need to know the ages of her friends?
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• We don't but they just put that information to trick you
• what if there is an odd number like 49 do you put it like 1.5
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• Great question! This is an example of dividing with a remainder. Sal gives an example with 6 friends. If you were to divide 49 blueberries evenly amongst 6 friends, you would still get 6 groups with 8 blueberries in each group, which would still come to 48 blueberries, but now you have 1 extra blueberry left over! This extra blueberry is the remainder. You could then go on to divide the remaining blueberry into 6 equal parts so that each group contains 8 blueberries + 1/6 of a blueberry. Though I think it might be difficult to cut a blueberry up that small, so I would leave it as 6 groups of 8 blueberries with 1 blueberry as the remainder. Hope this answers your question!
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• Its all 8 because 6/48=8 8x6=48
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• help me and why
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• Does the question mark equal eight?