DIVISOR, DIVIDEND, QUOTIENT The divisor is the number we divide by. 163 The quotient is the result we get when we divide one number by another. Find the quotient when 1. The divisor is 5, the dividend is 250. 5)250 2. The divisor is 4, the dividend is 248. 4)248 1. There are about 100,000 people living in Duluth, Minnesota. Kansas City, Missouri, has about 400,000 people. Which place is larger? 2. One freight car will carry 125,000 lb. of coal. Another one will carry 150,000 lb. of wheat. Which will carry the bigger load? 3. A gardener has 150,000 bunches of celery and 125,000 cabbages. Has he a greater number of cabbages or bunches of celery? Write these numbers, using figures: 1. One hundred thousand. 2. Two hundred seventy-five thousand. 3. One hundred sixty-four thousand, five hundred. 4. Seventy-five thousand, three hundred forty seven. LARGE NUMBERS TO READ 165 5. Four hundred thirty-nine thousand, seven hundred forty-six. 6. Five hundred seventy-six thousand, five hundred seventy-six. 7. Three hundred forty thousand, two hundred fifty. 8. Six hundred fifty-eight thousand, one hundred. Some Large Numbers to Read 1. Charles' father has a new state license for his car. It is 213,381. Can you read this number? 2. Rae's father's state license for his car is 167-399. Which license number is larger? 3. In the year 1918 there were about 250,000 people who had smallpox in the Philippines. 4. In 1910 Bridgeport, Connecticut, had 102,054 people living in it. In 1920 there were 143,555. 5. Denver, Colorado, had 213,381 people in 1910. In 1920 it had 256,491. 166 LARGE NUMBERS TO READ 6. An engineer on the New York Central has ridden 110,160 miles this year. An engineer on the Michigan Central has ridden 110,149 miles this year. Which engineer has ridden farther? 7. A steamship sailed 171,612 miles in 1922, and 156,196 miles in 1923. Which year did it make the greater mileage? 8. At the city pumping station, Charles was told that the city of Newton uses 333,333 gallons of water daily, but that the water works could supply 750,000 gallons every 24 hours. 9. Ray and Frances were told that of the cars parked on Main Street the car with the largest license number was the Governor's car. They wished to find the car so they might see the Governor. They read: MULTIPLICATION THROUGH SEVENS 167 5. Multiplication through Sevens. One day James came home from school and said, "Oh, mother! It is only three weeks until Christmas!" Florence heard him and said, "Yes, but how many days till Christmas?" Do you know the answer to Florence's question? How many days in each week? How many days in three weeks? What does each of these stand for? |