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### Examples of Word Problems Involving Division

**1. There are 150 grade 4 students, in a school. The students are to be equally divided into 6 classes. How many students do we have in each class?**

Solution:

No. of Grade 4 Students = 150

Since 150 Students are to be divided equally among 6 Classes we have the equation as such

= \(\frac { 150 }{ 6 } \)

= 25

Therefore, 6 Classes will have 25 Students each if 150 students divided equally.

**2. Mary made 323 cupcakes. She packed 5 cupcakes into each box. How many boxes of cupcakes did she pack? How many cupcakes were left unpacked?**

Solution:

No. of Cupcakes mary made = 323

She packed 5 Cupcakes into each box = 5

No. of boxes of cupcakes she packed =\(\frac { 323}{ 5 } \)

= 64 remainder 3

Therefore, 3 cupcakes are left unpacked.

**3. If 9000 kg of wheat is packed in 85 bags, how much wheat will each bag contain?**

Solution:

Since 85 bags contain wheat of 9000kg

Therefore, 1 bag contains wheat (9000 Ã· 85) kg

= 105kg

Each bag contains 105kg.

**4. 85 people have been invited to a banquet. The caterer is arranging tables. Each table can seat 10 people. How many tables are needed?**

Solution:

Since 85 people have been invited to a banquet and 10 people can be seated inÂ 1 table

No. of Tables needed = 85 Ã· 10

Quotient = 8

Remainder = 5

80 People can be organized in 8 Tables and 5 People will be left. So the Caterer has to arrange one more table so that the 5 People can sit.

Thus, the total number of tables needed = 8+1

= 9

**5. How many hours are there in 1800 minutes?Â **

Solution:

We know 1 hr = 60 minutes

To know how many hours are there in 1800 minutes we have to divide by 60 minutes

= 1800 Ã· 60

= 30 hours

Therefore, there are 30 hours in 1800 minutes.

**6. A bus can hold 96 passengers. If there are 8 rows of seats on the bus, how many seats are in each row?**

Solution:

The capacity of the bus that it can hold = 96 Passengers

No. of Rows in the Bus = 8

No. of Seats in each row = Capacity of Bus Ã· No. of Rows

= 96 Ã· 8

= 12

Therefore, there are 12 seats in each row.

**7. $5,800 is distributed equally among 20 men. How much money will each person get?**

Solution:

From the given data

Money received by 20 men = $5,800

Money received by 1 man = $5,800 Ã· 20

=

Thus $290 is received by each man when a sum of $5800 is distributed equally among 20 men.

**8. Tarun had 56 apples. He divides all apples evenly among 7 friends. How many apples did Tarun give to each of his friends?**

Solution:

Tarun had 56 apples

He divided all apples evenly among 7 friends

No. of Apples Tarun gave to each friend = Total Apples Tarun had Ã· No. of Friends he equally distributed the Apples among

= 56 Ã· 7

= 8

Therefore, Tarun gave 8 Apples each to his 7 friends on distributing 56 apples equally.

**9. Nandy needs 6 lemons to make a glass of orange juice. If Nandy has 252 oranges, how many glasses of orange juice can she make?**

Solution:

No. of Lemons Nandy need to make an Orange Juice = 6

Total No. of Oranges Nandy has = 252

To find out how many glasses of orange juice Nandy can make simply divide the total number of oranges she has with the. of lemons needed to make an orange juice.

= 252Ã·6

= 42

Therefore, Nandy can make 42 glasses of Orange Juice.

**10. In your classes you counted 130 hands. How many students were in the class?**

Solution:

No. of Hands Counted = 130

Each student has 2 hands

To find how many students were in the class simply divide the total no. of hands counted by the no. of hands each student has i.e. 130Ã·2 = 65

Therefore, there were 65 students in the Class.