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