# Division of Loaves

### In this section we multiply whole numbers by compound numbers to get other whole numbers

**Example:**

Problem 39:Example of finding the difference of share when100loaves are divided among10men, 50in equal shares among6men and50in equal shares among4.What is the difference of the shares?Multiply 4 so as to get 50.

1 becomes 4

\10 becomes 40

\2 becomes 8

\1/2 becomes 2

Total: 12 1/2Multiply 6 so as to get 50.

1 becomes 6

2 becomes 12

4 becomes 24

\8 becomes 48

\1/3 becomes 2

Total: 8 1/3

Therefore each of the 4 will recieve 12 1/2 and each of the 6 will receive 8 1/3, and the difference of share will be 4 1/6

changed November 14, 2008