divide by

divide (something) by (something)

To divide something into a specified number of parts, which is listed after "by." OK class, now what is the answer when we divide six by two?
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divide something by something

 to perform mathematical division on something, using a particular number. Now, divide this sum by the figure in column seven. Can you divide
1. ,400 by 59?
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divide by something

to perform mathematical division by a particular number. Can you divide by sixteens? Add this figure to the next column and divide by twenty.
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The SEIU Locals Online program helps working families communicate and bridge the information divide by providing every local union with the ability to create an effective Web site that is free and easy to maintain.
Would I divide by 5, since there are only 5 days in the assessment period?
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