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Because the quotient of 72 and 3 is a whole number.

Q: Why will 72 divide by 3?

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72 reverse the digits divide by 3 = 24

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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.

72 can be divided by: 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 12 18 24 36 and 72.

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