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 .