# How can halving help me divide?

### Make dividing by even numbers easier

Do you think dividing by 4 is tricky?

It can be easier if you split the number you are dividing in half.

Another way of saying this is dividing by 2

To turn this into dividing by 4, just split each half in half again.

So what you are doing is dividing by 2 and then dividing by 2 again.

## Example

24 ÷ 4 = ?

First split 24 in half.

24 ÷ 2 = 12

Then split this in half again.

12 ÷ 2 = 6

So 24 ÷ 4 = 6