# Roberto is dividing his baseball cards equally between himself,his brother,and his 5 friends.Roberto was left with 6 cards.How many cards did Roberto give away?Enter and solve a division equation to solve the problem.Use x for the total number of cards.

Feb 20, 2018

$\frac{x}{7} = 6$

So Roberto started with $42$ cards and gave away $36$.

#### Explanation:

$x$ is the total number of cards. Roberto divided those cards seven ways, ending up with six cards for himself.

$6 \times 7 = 42$

So that is the total number of cards. Because he kept $6$, he gave away $36$.