# can you simplify 123 divide by3 = 41?

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Jack A Lopez5 years ago
Well, 3 and 41 are both prime. See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_number
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integer_factorization

So I think 123 = 3*41  is about as simple as it's going to get.
canucksgirl5 years ago
What do you mean to simplify?

123 divided by 3 IS 41...

o_0
sarai1 (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
need to show my work
5 years ago
You mean like this? (By the way... make sure you learn it and not just copy it). :-)

5 years ago
So.... 3 goes into 12, 4 times.... 4 X 3 = 12..... bring down the 3.... 3 goes into 3 one time.... 3 - 3 = 0

5 years ago
I thought the answer was 42.
5 years ago
LOL... :P
5 years ago
I am trying to remember what grade we learned that in. But I was so small I can't exactly place it. I think it was right after we learned how to multiply.
5 years ago
Ya... I don't quite recall anymore...
5 years ago
Ahem. You're not supposed to do people's homework for them. Give a man a fish, and all that...
5 years ago
LOL... Agreed. (That's why I suggested the OP learn it, instead of just copying it). :-)
Burf5 years ago