Property of Division by 1

Pronunciation: /prɒ pər ti ʌv dɪˈvɪ ʒən baɪ wʌn/ Explain

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McAdams, David E. Property of Division by 1. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/divisionbyone.html.

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four dots on the left, an arrow pointing from left to right labeled '4 divided by 1 = 4' and 'divide into one group', and four dots in a box on the right.
Figure 1: Division by 1.

What do you get if you divide a set of objects into groups of 1? You get the same number you started with. So, any number divided by 1 remains unchanged. a/1 = a.

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