 Image adapted from: Bottle Labeling Machine Toluca,
Alejandro Linares Garcia, Wikimedia Commons

Read the following problem and answer the questions below using your notes. After some of the questions, you will see the word "Hint:" Hover your cursor over the word "Hint" if you need help answering that question.  Five friends went to the candy store and bought a seven-pound bag of candy to share. If they each get the same amount of candy, how many pounds does each friend get?

What information are you given in the problem?

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Five friends are sharing seven pounds of candy. Interactive popup. Assistance may be required.

How much candy does each friend get? Which mathematical operation should you use?

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How did you know which operation to use?

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The problem asks you to divide a large group into smaller equal-sized groups. Write an equation that you could use to solve for the amount of candy, C, that each person gets.

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How much candy does each friend get?

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C = 7 5 = 1.4. Each friend gets 1.4 pounds of candy. Based on these sample problems, brainstorm a list of clues that you could find in a word problem that would let you know that you should use division. Record these using your notes