# Number TheoryHow best to teach the division algorithm?

#### matqkks

##### Member
What is the best way to introduce the division algorithm? Are there real life examples of an application of this algorithm. At present I state and prove the division algorithm and then do some numerical examples but most of the students find this approach pretty dry and boring. I would like to bring this topic to live but how?

#### Klaas van Aarsen

##### MHB Seeker
Staff member
What is the best way to introduce the division algorithm? Are there real life examples of an application of this algorithm. At present I state and prove the division algorithm and then do some numerical examples but most of the students find this approach pretty dry and boring. I would like to bring this topic to live but how?
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We have a supply of 18 liters of punch and we can get 5 drinks out of each liter.
How many drinks can we fairly serve each person?