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Decimal Division

Directions: Using the digits 0 through 9, without repeating any digits, find the quotient closest to 1.

Hint

Hint

What can you explain about the quotient of any number and itself?
If we are looking for a quotient of 1, explain what that tells us about the relationship between the dividend and divisor?

Answer

Answer

7.01/6.98 and 6.98/7.01

Source: Michael Dennis

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5 comments

  1. I think that only one of your answers is right.

  2. Right… The second one is slightly closer to one: by just less than a couple hundred thousandths.

    • You are absolutely correct- the second response would be closer to 1. I wanted to include the other answer because I think it would spark some great conversations among the students as to why they are not the same distance from one.

  3. I don’t think either answer that is given is correct because both result in quotients that have two of the same digit, which breaks the rules of the question.

    • When I look at it again, I see that there aren’t any boxes for the quotients so they are not subject to the rules. My students got tripped up on that.

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