Multiplication and division are related to each other. We can use multiplication facts to solve a division question and vice versa.

Nova cuts a loaf of bread of 10 cm into two equal parts. What will be the length of each part?

We can use a multiplication fact to solve a division question.

10 shared into 2 groups is the same as 10÷ 2.

We know that 2 groups of 5 are 10.

5 × 2 = 10

So, each part is 5 cm.

**Let's try one more example.**

Harry has 15 chocolates. He decided to share it equally between 3 friends.

How many chocolates each one will have?

We can use multiplication facts to solve a division question.

15 shared into 3 groups is the same as 15 ÷ 3.

We know that 3 groups of 5 are 15.

5 × 3 = 15

So, each friend will have 5 chocolates.

**Here is a question.**

Edward says I can solve 70 ÷ 10 because I know my 7 times table really well.

Becca says I can solve 70 ÷ 10 because I know my 10 times table really well.

Who is correct?

1. Edward

2. Becca

3. None of them

4. Both of them

Answer:

7 × 10 = 10 × 7 = 70

Using both of these multiplication facts we can solve 70 ÷ 10 = 7

So both of them are correct.

Hence, option 4 is the correct answer.

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