Example:

Mr. Núñez has four times as many cookies as Ms. Aida. Together they have 305 cookies.

How many cookies does Mr. Núñez have?

Step 1:

draw boxes for the known amount ( # of times)

Mr. Núñez ☐☐☐☐

Step 2:

Draw one box on top to represent the other person

Ms. Aida ☐

Mr. Núñez ☐☐☐☐

Step 3:

Divide the total you were given by the number of boxes that appear.

305 ÷ 5 = 61

Step 4:

Write the answer to the division problem in each box

Ms. Aida [61]

Mr. Núñez [61] [61] [61] [61]

Step 5:

Answer the question!

Ms. Aida only has 61 cookies, and Mr Núñez has 244 cookies (61 • 4)