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Oh mah rode his boat for total of 50 miles over the past five days and he rode the same amount each day how many miles did Omar row his boat each day so let's just visualize what's going on he's were able to travel 50 miles so let's make a this let's say this line represents the 50 miles that he travels so this whole distance right over here is 50 miles 50 miles and he does it they tell us that he does it over five days and that each day he does the same amount so this 50 miles is if you were to add together all of what he did over the five days and so if you want to know how much he did each day you essentially want to divide this 50 miles into five equal sections and the length of each of those sections is the amount eated each day so if we just visualize it so that's one section second section third section fourth and fifth section and actually I didn't it should look a little bit more equal than that first second and that's not going to let me see first second third fourth and fifth and you don't have to actually do this but this is just to help visualize so essentially we want to figure out what is one of these distances and as you can see visually that this is really just taking our 50 miles and dividing it into five equal chunks so we're essentially just taking so we're just we're just taking 50 we're just gonna take 50 and we're going to divide by five so 50 divided by five is going to be equal to ten so if he goes 50 miles over five days you divide by the five days he goes ten miles 10 miles each day and we're done