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# Division word problem: blueberries

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## Video transcript

Kalli is having a picnic for her six friends the oldest friend Vikram is 10 years old the youngest diya is 6 years old she has a total of 48 blueberries and wants to split them evenly between her friends how many blueberries does each friend get and I encourage you to now pause this video and try to figure it out in your own how many blueberries does each friend get let's think about this a little bit so she has 6 friends she has 6 friends and she wants them all to be able to get the same amount so she wants to split the 48 blueberries evenly amongst her 6 friends the ages of her friends don't matter so she's going to take the 48 blueberries she's going to take the 48 blueberries and divide it and divide it by 6 she wants to divide it into 6 groups so she wants to divide it into six groups 48 divided by 6 and so this so question mark is going to be equal to the number of blueberries that each friend gets so 48 divided by 6 is equal to question mark is the same thing as saying that 48 48 is equal to is equal to question mark times 6 times 6 so if we can figure out what number we can multiply by 6 to get 48 then we know what 48 divided by 6 actually is for example this question mark this is the number of blueberries per friend the number of blueberries per friend times 6 friends well that should tell us the total number of blueberries which is 48 so what is this number well let's think about let's just think about all of the multiples of 6 so 6 times 1 is equal to 6 6 times 2 is equal to 12 and really we're just increasing by 6 each time we're just increasing by 6 6 times 3 is equal to 18 6 times 4 is equal to 24 6 times 5 is equal 236 times 6 is equal to 36 6 times 7 is equal to 42 notice we're just adding 6 every time 6 times 8 is equal to 48 it's equal to 48 so we now know that question mark we now know that the question mark must be 8 6 times 8 and 8 times 6 is the same thing so this is going to be equal to 6 times question mark 6 times question mark and now we learned that question mark is equal to 48 I start a question mark is equal to 8 so each of her friends are going to get 8 blueberries so this is right over here 48 divided by 6 is equal to 8 blueberries now let's verify that we have 48 blueberries right over here let's divide them into 6 groups where each group is going to have 8 blueberries so let me do my best so let's see this is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 so that's a group of 8 blueberries see here's another group of 8 blueberries right over here and here's another group right over here of 8 blueberries and then here's our fourth group of 8 blueberries and now let's see we can make a fifth group of 8 blueberries fifth group of 8 blueberries and then finally here is our sixth group here is our sixth group of 8 blueberries so notice we have six groups of eight blueberries each of her six friends could take one of these groups of eight blueberries