#### Practice Example 1: Multiplication

Mary bought 7 box of apples. Each box has 6 apples. If the total number of apples bought was y. Form a simple equation that can be used to find the value of y.##### Answer:

Total number of boxes: 7Number of apples in each box: 6

Total number of Apples bought: y

**Equation: 7 x 6 = y**

#### Practice Example 2: Division

Patricia has 40 pens. She wants to back the pens equally into 5 boxes. Once packed, each box will contain t pens. Form an equation to find the value of t.##### Answer:

Total Number of Pens: 40Number of boxes packed: 5

Number of pens in each box: t

**Equation: 40 ÷ 5 = t**

#### Practice Example 3: Try it!

In a Grade 5 class, a teacher shared 24 books equally among the learners. Each learner got 3 books. There are a total of n learners in the class. Form a simple equation to use to find the total number of learners, n.##### Answer:

Total Number of books: 24Number of books per learner: 3

Total number of Grade 5 learners: n

To create the equation, we have to determine the sign to use. Is it multiplication or division?

We use division (÷)**Equation: 24 ÷ 3 = n**