Problem Solving on Division

Problem solving on division will help us to get the idea on how to solve the basic division statement problems.

1. The teacher brought 36 books from the library. He asked Ron to put them on 3 tables. He was to put the same number of books on each table. How many books should Ron put on each table?

Number of books bought from the library = 36

Number of tables = 3

Therefore, number of books Ron put on each table = 36 ÷ 3 = 12


2. There are 48 bikes in 4 rows. How many bikes were in each row?

Number of bikes = 48

Number of rows = 4

Therefore, number of bikes in each row = 48 ÷ 4 = 12


3. Today 155 children went to see the Red Fort. They went in 5 buses. How many children were in each bus if each bus had the same number of children?

Number of children went to see the Red Fort = 155

Number of buses = 5

Therefore, number of children in each bus = 155 ÷ 5 = 31


4. On Sunday, 126 scouts are to go on a hike. There are 6 troops of the same size. How many scouts are in each troop?

Number of scouts to go on a hike = 126

Number of troops of the same size = 6

Therefore, number of scouts in each troop = 126 ÷ 6 = 21


5. How many 8 centimeter pieces of ribbon can be cut from 96 centimeters of ribbon?

Length of a ribbon = 96 cm

Length of a pieces of ribbon cut = 8 cm

Therefore, number of pieces of ribbon in 8 cm = 96 ÷ 8 = 12


6. Sharon had 56 bulbs to plant. She was going to put 4 in each flower pot. How many pots did she need?

Number of bulbs Sharon had to plant = 56

Number of bulbs in each flower pot = 4

Therefore, number of pots she need = 56 ÷ 4 = 14


More examples on statement problem solving on division:

7. The 168 chairs in the hall had to be put in rows with 8 in each. How many rows were made?

Number of chairs in the hall = 168

Number of chairs in each row = 8

Therefore, number of rows = 168 ÷ 8 = 21


8. How many packets will be made if 267 books are packed with 3 books in each?

Number of books = 267

Number of books in each packet = 3

Therefore, number of packets = 267 ÷ 3 = 89




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