OOOOO!!! This looks like a fun one! How I would go about solving this is coming up with an estimate, first. I would start by dividing 445 (number of people) by 8 (people per van) So..... 445/8= 55.625. So you know your answer should be pretty close to that. To get the official answer, you divide 445/8. (55.625) Logically, you know that you cannot have a partial van (or boot people out and make them walk) so that means you must round up to the nearest whole number. That gives you....56! Check that that is close to our estimate. (Yup, it is!) And, Ta da, one word problem solved!