**Consider the multiplication problem 3 x 5 = 15 Does
3 = 15/5 ? ( 15/5 The line between
15 and 5 is a mathematical symbol telling us to divide 15 by 5.)
Division is often thought
of as the reverse of multiplication. Division tells us how many
of one number is contained
in another number.
examples 1) 12 divided by 2 tells that there are 6 twos
in 12.
2) 9 divided by 5 tells us that there is 1 five in 9 and 4
parts of another 5. 9/5 = 1 4/5**

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3) How many 12s in 60?answer
4) How many 4s in 29? answer
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** Can you divide a number by zero? What does 14 divided by 0 =
? answer
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