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"Eight divided by two is four."

Translation:ʻEwalu puʻunaue ʻelua he ʻehā.

September 8, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarbaraLea954887

why does divided by syntax differ from multiply? There is no "i" before the number two in divided by, yet if this was multiply by, the letter i would appear before the number.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabelon

I have the same question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HklaniClee

Just to possibly simplify things, here's what the math teachers at the Niʻihau charter school on Kauaʻi are saying: ʻelua hoʻohui ʻehā he ʻeono (2 plus 4 is 6); ʻewalu lawe ʻehiku he ʻekahi (8 minus 7 is 1); ʻelua hoʻonui ʻehā he ʻewalu (2 times 4 is 8); ʻewalu puʻunaue ʻelua he ʻehā (8 divided by 2 is 4). Hope this helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hawaiian-German

Now if we can only get Duo to agree with this nice easy math presentation, life would be great!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabelon

It helps tremendously. That is a consistency I can live with. Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HklaniClee

BTW, the above works fine for simple math equations, but once you start putting the information into full grammatical sentences, things will get more complicated. Sorry about that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabelon

Ha! Mahalo nui!

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