A is planting flower seeds in flower pots. If she plants 144 seeds and she plants six seeds in each flower pot, how many flower pots are used?you have to figure out it sub or add or div

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afi80fl eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The first bit of information you need to know is how many seeds you have in all.  From the word problem, you know you have 144 seeds.  Next, you know you need to put 6 seeds in each pot.  So, what you'll want to do is divide the number of seeds you want in each pot (6) into the total number of seeds you have (144).  Set up your problem like this: 


Then, you'll discover that the quotient (answer to a division problem, or in this case, the number of pots she'll use) is 24.

santari eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are a total of 144 seeds, and each pot has 6 seeds, so this is a division problem:

144/6 = 24

She uses 24 pots.

ajmckinley | Student

There are 2 ways to solve this problem. You can draw a picture putting six seeds in each flower pot unitl you reach 144 and the answer would be how many flower pots you used. That is the long way to solve the problem. Or you can divide 6 into 144 using long division. 6 goes into 14 2 times, 14 minus 12 equals 2, bring down the 4 which makes 24, 6 goes into 24 4 times so the answer is 24 pots.