# Homework Help: Number theory

1. Mar 23, 2014

### chimath35

So, I assume to look at multiplication as addition; how should I look at division?

2. Mar 23, 2014

### Dick

And why would you do that? Do you have some context for your question?

3. Mar 23, 2014

### chimath35

I am just saying you can break down multiplication into a*b=a+a+a....

4. Mar 24, 2014

### Dick

Then you think of division using the same idea. If c=a*b means c=(a+a+a+... b times) then c/a=b also means c=(a+a+a+... b times).

5. Mar 24, 2014

### chimath35

I got on trouble for this post; I really thought that what I asked was legitimate. Those three concrete requirements for posting homework help don't really seem feasible all the time. Maybe they thought it was too vague, but I honestly needed help with that.

6. Mar 24, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

Nevertheless, those are the rules.
Your question was too vague, which is why Dick asked what the context was for your question. We aren't mindreaders here. When you post a problem on this site, put some effort into presenting the problem unambiguously, and show us that you have at least tried to come up with a solution.