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### Course: 3rd grade (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 1

Lesson 5: Topic E: Multiplication and division using units of 4

# 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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• 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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• help me and why
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• Does the question mark equal eight?
• Yes because 48 divided by 6 is 8 and 6x8 is 48
• HI PEMAAAAAAA btw this idea is dooo goood THANK YOU FOR TELLING US SHRANG KOU
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• this is perfect for kids THANK YOUUUUU
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• What is the time?
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• Why berries and friends.