Tammie S.

asked • 01/29/13# What division sentence means the same as the following subtraction sentences? 12-4=8, 8-4=4,4-4=0

12-4=8 8-4=4 4-4=0

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Kenneth G. answered • 12/30/13

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Sheila M. answered • 01/30/13

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Hi, Tammie.

I'm not certain on the directions here. But if you are looking for division problems that will come up with the same answers as each subtraction statement, I can help you.

For example, 12 - 4 = 8

The number 8 is 2/3 of 12,

so you could write *12 div by 3/2 = 8* Division Sentence

For the sentence, 8 - 4 = 4, it seems like you're cutting the 8 in half.

So You could write **8 div by 2 = 4** **Division Sentence**

The last sentence is a trick question. You cannot divide 4 by anything and ever get zero for the answer. So I might respond to that sentence with "there is * no division sentence* that represents this subtraction sentence."

Please let me know if this is what was being asked. Hope I helped you.

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