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
    By dividing both sides of the equation by 5, we get p = 3.
    Substituting p = 3 in the original equation will help us check the division property of equality.
    5 × 3 = 15, it’s 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