## What is 72 divided by 9?

72 divided by 9 is 8.

By our rule relating division and multiplication, we have the following:

- If 72 ÷ 9 =
*c*, then 72 =*c*× 9

## Dividing Whole Numbers

There are a number of different ways to divide whole numbers. One way to do this is by using a rule that relates division and multiplication that states that if *a* ÷ *b* = *c*, then *a* = *c* × *b*. We can use this rule and a little logic to find 72 divided by 9.