She wants to give same number of candies to each of her five friends.How many candies can she give to each of her friends? Step 1: The problem can be written as a division statement 16 ÷ 5.
She wants to give same number of candies to each of her five friends.How many candies can she give to each of her friends? Step 1: The problem can be written as a division statement 16 ÷ 5.Let’s take a look at how we can solve the problem of finding the remainder when 14 is divided by 4 in three different ways.
For the next three days I would like to help you to understand math problems involving remainders.
These types of problems appear on standardized tests such as the ACT, GRE, and SAT math subject tests.
You cannot solve a remainder problem by simply dividing in your calculator.
There are, however, calculator algorithms that can give you the answer very quickly. A common error that students make is to perform a division calculation on their calculator, and simply take the first number after the decimal point and use this digit as the answer to the problem. Suppose we are asked “Find the remainder when 14 is divided by 4.” In your calculator, 14/4 = 3.5.
Note that these calculator algorithms work exactly the same no matter how large the numbers are that you are dividing.
As an additional exercise you should try to find the remainder when 15,216 is divided by 73 by using one of these calculator algorithms. You can find solutions here: SAT Remainder Problems – Part 2 If you are preparing for the ACT, the GRE, or an SAT math subject test, you may want to take a look at one of the following books.
Many cannot perform long division correctly, and some do not even realize that long division is needed.
This keeps many students from getting their scores to the next level.
Method 1 – Long Division: So 4 goes into 14 three times with 2 left over. So we see that the remainder when we divide 14 by 4 is 2.
Let’s break this down step by step: Count the number of groups of 4 objects that can be formed from 14 objects.