2.1 Dividing by 5s

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    Eric Baranoski

    I enjoyed learning about the different strategies to divide by 5. When I am solving problems, I use the traditional method to solve. When given a problem where the divisor is missing, I usually just multiply the dividend by the quotient to find the missing value. It was interesting to see other methods because when I am a teacher I will need to provide multiple ways of finding answers so that students can choose the best method for them. One new method I found interesting was given the example x / 5=32, you can solve by knowing that 32 fives is the same as 16 tens. 16 tens is 160.

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