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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The vast majority of heart muscle cells, or myocytes, had been thought to stop dividing by the time a person reaches the age of 9.
Outlier predicted cost/case is calculated by identifying the number of days over the trim point for each RGN, multiplying by the SIW and a discount factor, and dividing by the total number of cases.
A) NAV yield is calculated by multiplying the current month's net investment income dividend by 12 and dividing by the month-end net asset value.
Market yield is calculated by multiplying the current month's net investment income distribution by 12 and dividing by the month-end market price.