Update: This Lesson Is Part of Book 3 of Doodles Do Algebra: “The Basic Math of Algebra” available on Amazon.
Available in the book, “The Basic Math of Algebra, Book 3 of Doodles Do Algebra“
Today we start algebraic division and we start the same way we started algebraic multiplication: by asking how many of something are contained in something else. DoodleOne gives a very good explanation today.
2. (the times bit is simply to drive home the extension of the concept from numbers to unknowns)
6. (since 4 divided by 2 is 2, and the “a” comes along for the ride since you cannot divide apples by oranges)
7. (since 4 divided by 2 is 2 and a divided by a is 1, which you don’t have to write in the answer)
That’s it for this week, see you Monday! …and feel free to contact me in the comments with any questions you have.