  # Using Factor Pairs to Divide

In this worksheet, students use factor pairs to help them divide larger numbers. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise/Use Pairs in Mental Calculation

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet you will learn to use factor pairs to help you divide larger numbers.

You know that 2 × 3 = 6.

This means that 200 × 3 = 600.

So 600 ÷ 3 = 200.

Example 1

Use the factor pair 3 × 4 = 12 to work out 120 ÷ 30.

3 × 4 = 12

30 × 4 = 120

120 ÷ 30 = 4

Example 2

Use the factor pair 5 × 3 = 15 to work out 1500 ÷ 5.

5 × 3 = 15

5 × 300 = 1500

1500 ÷ 5 = 300

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