Year 5 Multiplication and division Return to Primary Maths Resources
- 2n + 10 = 36 (take 10 from each side to give 2n = 26, divide each side by 2 to give n = 13
- 7 = 2x ÷ 6 (multiply each side by 6 to give 7 x 6 = 2x which is 42 = 2x, divide each side by 2 to give 21 = x
Tina had a cupboard in her bedroom on which she kept her books. There were 15 books on each of 8 shelves. A friend gave her another 24 books which she put equally onto the 8 shelves. How many books were on each shelf?