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?

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

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**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?

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**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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