# 3.3.9 Equivalent Problems (Division Strategies)

## 3. Making an Equivalent Problem

This is similar to the way that fractions are simplified. For example, in the math problem , both the top and bottom of the fraction can be divided by 35. You will have the opportunity to study this in Unit 6.

A division problem can be changed into an equivalent problem by dividing both numbers by the same number, thus maintaining the quotient between them.

Consider the division problem .

Thus, .

3.3.8 More Division Strategies

3.3.10 Using a Related Problem