Multiplying and Dividing

Carlos’s Statement

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Carlos’s Statement

Carlos says, “When you divide by a number, the result is always smaller than the number you started with. For example, when I divide 10 by 2, I get 5, which is smaller than 10.”

  • Is Carlos’s statement true? When you divide, do you always get a smaller number than you started with?
  • If not, when do you get smaller numbers and when do you get larger numbers? Use examples and reasoning to support your conclusions.

To help you think about how to organize your thoughts, think of how Jan and Carlos organized their thoughts in the video.