15 goes into 65 for 4 times.

To answer this requires division. Dividing whole numbers is the opposite of multiplying whole numbers. It is the process by which we try to find out how many times a number (divisor) is contained in another number (dividend).

Example: Divide 462 by 3.

It is not easy to see immediately how many times 3 is contained into 462. It may not be easy also to see how many times 3 is contained into 46. However, it is fairly easy to see that 3 is contained into 4 once.

## Therefore, we do this in step 1 and put the 1 above the 4.

## In step 2, we multiply 1 by 3 and subtract the answer(3) from 4.

## In step 3, we bring down the 62. Now, we need to find out how many times 3 is contained in 162. Still, it may not be obvious, so we will try to find out instead how many times 3 is contained into 16.

## This is done in step 4 and we see that 3 is contained into 16, 5 times. We put the 5 above the 4.

## In step 5 , we multiply 5 by 3 and subtract the answer (15) from 16.

## In step 6 , we bring down the 2.

## In step 7 , we try to find out how many times 3 is contained into 12.

## 3 × 4 = 12, so 3 is contained into 12, 4 times.

## Finally, we put the 4 above the 6.

## The answer is 154. or 3 is contained into 462, 154 times

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