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Divide vs. Multiply

Learning the Differences between Divide and Multiply

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  Annie Lam  —  Grammar Tips
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Divide vs. Multiply

To split into parts.
In moth, if you divide one number by a second number, you figure out how many times the second number will go into the first. Twelve divided by 4 is 3, or 12 / 4 = 3.
To share something. Let's divide the food between us.
To split into opposing groups. The judges were divided in their choice for the winner.

To add the same number to itself several times. If you multiply 3 times 4, you get 12.
To grow in number or amount. The weeds keep multiplying.
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