# Math Constructed Response - Division

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## Math Constructed Response - Division Answer Key

**Instructions:**
Use the information below to answer both problems.

Eli is finding the quotient for [math]24-:8[/math]. He says, "The answer is 16 because addition is the opposite of division and [math]16 + 8 = 24[/math]."

1.

Identify the incorrect reasoning in Eli’s statement.

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- Student should identify that addition is not the opposite of division.

2.

Show or explain how Eli can correct his reasoning.

Find the quotient when 24 is divided by 8.

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Find the quotient when 24 is divided by 8.

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- Student should explain that multiplication is the opposite of division and correctly calculate the answer as 3.

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