## What Happened to Divison?

10/15/2012

There is no such thing as division. You're probably wondering, "How is that possible?! I've learned division since I was in the 3rd grade!" Well, there are much more simpler ways than just dividing. Take 2x=16 for example. Instead of dividing both sides by 2, what else could you do to find x? Well, in this case, figuring out the answer to 2x=16 is pretty easy if you know your multiplication facts. But one way you could figure out this answer is adding 2 until it reaches the number 16. So you would add two eight times to get the answer 16. Another way is using the distributive property. These are much more difficult ways, so wouldn't you just stick to dividing by 2? I would!