Division Property of Equality

Definition of Division Property of Equality

  • Division property of equality states that dividing both sides of an equation by a non-zero number doesn't affect the equation.

Examples of Division Property of Equality

  • 5p = 15
Divide both sides of the equation by 5, we get p = 3.

Substituting p = 3 back into the original equation will help us check the division property of equality.

5 × 3 = 15, its true!

                                                                        

Solved Example on Division Property of Equality

Solve - 3x = 12 using division property of equality.

Choices:

A. - 4

B. 3

C. 12

D. 36

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1: - 3x = 12

Step 2:   [Apply division property of equality.]

Related Terms for Division Property of Equality

  • Equation
  • Non-zero Number

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