1.3 BASIC DIVISION (WHOLE NUMBERS)

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Chapter 1: Mathematics Members of the health professions use math every day to calculate medication dosages, radiation limits, nutritional needs, mental status, intravenous drip rates, intake and output, and a host of other requirements related to their clients. Safe and effective care is the goal of all who work in the health professions. Therefore it is essential that students entering the health professions be able to understand and make calculations using whole number, fractions, decimals
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VOCABULARY:

THE ANSWER TO A DIVISION PROBLEM IS CALLED?

QUOTIENT

2

VOCABULARY:

THE NUMBER BEING DIVIDED IS CALLED?

DIVIDEND

3

VOCABULARY:

THE NUMBER BY WHICH THE DIVIDEND IS DIVIDED IS CALLED?

DIVISOR

4

HESI HINT: (ROUNDING)

EXAMPLE: 233.547

THE 7 ROUNDS THE 4 TO A 5.

ANSWER: 233.55

5

BASIC DIVISION (WHOLE NUMBERS):

EXAMPLE: 40 / 8 =

STEPS:
1. SET UP THE PROBLEM (REVIEW THE VOCABULARY)
2. USE A SERIES OF MULITPLICATION AND SUBTRACTION PROBLEMS TO SOLVE A DIVISION PROBLEM.
3. 8 X ? = 40
*MULTIPLY 8 X 5 = 40
*SUBTRACT: 40 - 40 = 0
*THE QUOTIENT (OR ANSWER) IS 5.