Together, Xavier, Yolanda, and Zachary have $4.44. If each person has the same amount, how much money does each person have?
You can do this in steps.
In all they have $4.44 i.e. $4, 4 dimes and 4 cents
You first give everone a $1 i.e. $3
You then have $1.44 left, i.e. 14 dimes and 4 cents
You then give them 4 dimes each (= 12 dimes)
You then have left 2 dimes and 4 cents = 24 cents.
You can evenly divide by giving everyone 8 cents (=24 cents)
Now everybody has $1 + 4 dimes + 8 cents, or $1.48
Of course you could have done a long division, or even use your calculator.