In this activity, we will be learning about how to use the 3 times table facts to solve division problems.

**Multiplication** and **division** are inverse operations.

This means that if you know your 3 times table, you can also divide some numbers by 3 very quickly.

Let's see how!

We know that 5 × 3 = 15.

This means that in 15, there are 3 groups of 5 or 5 groups of 3.

When we know one times table fact, we can write a family of facts by rearranging the numbers:

**5 × 3 = 15**

**3 × 5 = 15**

**15 ÷ 3 = 5**

**15 ÷ 5 = 3**

This works for all times table facts.

Let's try an example using the 3 times table.

**Example**

What is 24 ÷ 3?

**Answer**

We know that 24 is in the 3 times table.

3 × 8 = 24

So, we can also say that 24 ÷ 3 = 8

Now that you've seen how to use this skill, you are ready to move on to some questions by yourself.