divide (something) by (something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
At the middle of the forehead horizontally subdivide this upper quoin, and then you have two almost equal parts, which before were naturally divided by an internal wall of a thick tendinous substance.
check amount based on tip--Money amount of tip divided by percent of tip
containers needed--Ounces needed divided by ounces in one container
Debt service coverage ratio, which is EBITDA divided by annual principal and interest payments.
So the statistic that really matters is not base hits, but batting average, which is base hits divided by official at-bats.
So a superior measure of a player's performance is his on-base percentage, which consists of the number of times he reaches base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch, all divided by his number of at-bats plus his walks, hit-by-pitch instances and sacrifice flies.
The amount is the value of all items produced by the country in a year, divided by the population.
Hospital inpatient operating expense is divided by the total number of cases used in the predicted cost/case calculations to estimate an actual average cost/case.
The HPM of each hospital is divided by the mean performance measure of all hospitals and multiplied by 100.
One could say his profit margin was 25% ($117,000 divided by $459,000).
While his profit margin using GAAP was 25%, his profitability using my economic analysis was only about 11% ($48,280 divided by $459,000).
It is the amount of all items produced by the country in a year, divided by the population.