Division Word Problems Worksheet

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    How to divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number?
    Step 1: Write the dividend (the number being divided) and divisor (the number we’re dividing by) in the long division format, with the dividend inside the division bracket and the divisor outside the division bracket.
    Step 2: Work on the dividend from left to right. Determine how many times the divisor can go into the first digit of the dividend without exceeding it. (Use the multiplication facts to help you).
    Step 3: If the divisor is larger than the first digit, divide the first two digits of the dividend by the divisor.
    Step 4: Write the quotient above the dividend.
    Step 5: Multiply the quotient by the divisor to get the product. Write the product beneath the dividend.
    Step 6: Subtract the product from the dividend.
    Step 7: Bring down the next digit.
    Step 8: Repeat the process until the dividend is less than the divisor.
    Step 9: The final answer is the quotient plus any remainder (if there is one).
    Step 10: Check your quotient and remainder by using multiplication and addition. Quotient × Divisor + Remainder = Dividend.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

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1. Seventy-three students are divided into groups of 6 students each.
How many groups of 6 students are there?
How many students will not be in a group of 6?

2. Ninety-seven lunch trays were placed equally in 4 stacks.
How many lunch trays were in each stack?
How many lunch trays will be leftover?

3. There are 19 identical socks.
How many pairs of socks are there?
How many socks will be without a match?

4. If it takes 8 inches of ribbon to make a bow, how many bows can be made from 3 feet of ribbon (1 foot = 12 inches)?
How much ribbon will be left over?

5. The library has 27 chairs and 5 tables.
If the same number of chairs is placed at each table, how many chairs can be placed at each table?
How many extra chairs will there be?

6. The baker has 42 kilograms of flour. She uses 8 kilograms each day.
After how many days will she need to buy more flour?

7. Caleb has 76 apples. He wants to bake as many pies as he can.
If it takes 8 apples to make each pie, how many apples will he use?
How many apples will not be used?

6. Forty-five people are going to the beach. Seven people can ride in each van.
How many vans will be required to get everyone to the beach?

7. Linda makes booklets using 2 sheets of paper. She has 17 sheets of paper.
How many of these booklets can she make?
How many sheets of extra paper will she have?

8. Linda uses thread to sew the booklets together. She cuts 6 inches of thread for each booklet.
How many booklets can she stitch with 50 inches of thread?
How much unused thread will she have after stitching up the booklets?

9. Ms. Rochelle wants to put her 29 students into groups of 6.
How many groups of 6 can she make?
If she puts any remaining students in a smaller group, how many students will be in that group?

10. A trainer gives his horse, Caballo, 7 gallons of water every day from a 57-gallon container.
How many days will Caballo receive his full portion of water from the container?

11. Meliza has 43 toy soldiers. She lines them up in rows of 5 to fight imaginary zombies.
How many of these rows can she make?
After making as many rows of 5 as she can, she puts the remaining soldiers in the last row. How many soldiers are in that row?

12. Seventy-eight students are separated into groups of 8 for a field trip.
How many groups are there?
The remaining students form a smaller group of how many students?

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