Posted by Seth on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:53am.
A shipment of boxes weighs 40 pounds. There are 8 boxes and each weighs the same number of pounds. How much does each box weigh?

math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:55am
40 / 8 = ?

math  Seth, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:04pm
Since it didn't ask for an improper fraction or mixed number and that is what we are studying I came up with 40/8 as the improper and 5 for the mixed?

math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:33pm
/ means divide.
Divide 40 by 8. Yes, the answer is 5 pounds for each box.
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