# Doodles Do Algebra – Lesson 65

Update: This Lesson Is Part of Book 3 of Doodles Do Algebra: “The Basic Math of Algebra” available on Amazon.

Worksheet:

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.

1. $5 times$

2. $b times$ (the times bit is simply to drive home the extension of the concept from numbers to unknowns)

3. $3a times$

4. $bx$

5. $5bx$

6. $2a$ (since 4 divided by 2 is 2, and the “a” comes along for the ride since you cannot divide apples by oranges)

7. $2b$ (since 4 divided by 2 is 2 and a divided by a is 1, which you don’t have to write in the answer)

8. $a$

9. $a^2$

10. $3a$

11. $5a$

That’s it for this week, see you Monday! …and feel free to contact me in the comments with any questions you have.