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Basic Division Level 8

Test your division skills with this self-marking exercise to do without a calculator.

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This is level 8: worded questions requiring interpretation of remainders appropriate for the context. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 12 questions correct and you do this activity online.

A dog runs one hundred and twenty eight kilometers in a week.
The average number of kilometers run each day can be found as follows:
128 ÷ 7Do this calculation and give your answer to the nearest whole number.
Dog Correct Wrong

There are seven hundred and forty six pairs of shoes in a warehouse.
The apprentice has been asked to pack all of the pairs in small containers.
Each container holds twenty pairs.
How many containers will be needed to hold all of the pairs of shoes?Shoes Correct Wrong

Doddy spent last Saturday picking apples.
He earned 50p for each full case of apples but nothing for any apples left over.
Each case holds twenty five apples.
Altogether Doddy picked four hundred and thirty six apples.
How much money did he earn?
Give your answer in pounds. £ Correct Wrong

How many pieces of string 14cm long can be cut from a ball of string 28.56 metres long?
Correct Wrong

How many bottles of water costing 45p each can you buy with £7.35?
Correct Wrong

The maximum number of 70cm by 20cm shelves were cut from a long plank 6m by 20cm. How many centimetres long was the piece of wood left over?
Correct Wrong

What is 21 divided by 4? Type in the letter of the correct answer:
a) 4     b) 5¼     c) 4¼     d) 5¾     e) 4¾
Correct Wrong

What is 93 divided by 8? Type in the letter of the correct answer:
a) 12     b) 12⅜     c) 11⅝     d) 11⅝     e) 12⅞
Correct Wrong

What is 154 divided by 12? Type in the letter of the correct answer:
a) 12⅚     b) 12⅙     c) 12¼     d) 12¾     e) 12½
Correct Wrong

Divide a million by sixteen. If your answer is not exact, round it off to the the nearest whole number.
Correct Wrong

18700 ÷ 11 ÷ 5 Correct Wrong

(746 ÷ 26) ÷ (387 ÷ 53)Give your answer correct to two decimal places.
Correct Wrong


This is Basic Division Level 8. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7

Basic Addition - Basic Subtraction - Basic Multiplication - Rounding


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Here is a good application of division for the inquisitive pupil. Think of a three digit number that has all three digits the same. Divide the number by the sum of the digits. Try some other similar three digit numbers. Interesting isn't it?"

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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Divide a two digit number by a single digit number mentally (no remainders)

Level 2 - Divide a two digit number by a single digit number (with remainders)

Level 3 - Divide a three digit number by a single digit number (most with remainders)

Level 4 - Divide a four digit number by a single digit number (most with remainders)

Level 5 - Divide a four digit number by a two digit number (most with remainders)

Level 6 - Divide a four digit number by a one or two digit number where the answer has up to two decimal places

Level 7 - Divide a four digit number by a one or two digit number where the answer has to be rounded to two decimal places

Level 8 - Worded questions requiring interpretation of remainders appropriate for the context

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This video explains how to divide using short division and is from Corbettmaths.

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