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Q: Why will 72 divide by 3?

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72 reverse the digits divide by 3 = 24

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72 Divide by two. 36,2 Divide by two. 18,2,2 Divide by two. 9,2,2,2 Divide by three. 3,3,2,2,2 Stop. 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 = 72

The prime factorization of 72 is 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3. That and the rules of divisibility tell us that 72 is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9. That should be enough information. Write down the number and itself. 72 and 1 Divide 72 by 2 36 and 2 Divide 72 by 3 24 and 3 Divide 72 by 4 18 and 4 Divide 72 by 6 12 and 6 Divide 72 by 8 9 and 8 Answer:1,2,3,4,6,8,9,12,18,24,36,72

72 Divide by two. 36,2 Divide by two. 18,2,2 Divide by two. 9,2,2,2 Divide by three. 3,3,2,2,2 Stop. 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 = 72

To find a third of a number divide it into 3 equal parts. So 72/3 = 24.

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A quotient is the answer when you divide 2 numbers. For example if you divide 72 by 3, you get 24 as a quotient.

42 will not divide evenly into 72. You an divide 42 into 72 but there will be a fraction.

6 divide 72 = 0.08333333333333333

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