Dividing Gallons, Quarts and Pints
How to divide gallons, quarts and pints
 Convert gallons to pints by multiplying the number of gallons by 8.
 Convert quarts to pints by multiplying the number of quarts by 2.
 Add the above quantities and the number of original pints together.
 Perform the required division to determine the number of pints.
 Convert the pints to gallons by dividing by 8.
 The quotient is the number of gallons and the remainder is the number of extra pints.
 Convert the extra pints to quarts by dividing the extra pints by 2.
 The quotient is the number of quarts and the remainder is the number of pints.
Example: Divide 9 gallons 1 quart and 1 pint by 5.
 Convert 9 gallons to pints by multiplying 9 times 8:
9 * 8 = 72 pints
 Convert 1 quart to pints by multiplying 1 times 2:
1 * 2 = 2 pints
 Add the pints from above and the number of original pints:
72 + 2 + 1 = 75 pints
 Perform the required division:
75 ÷ 5 = 15 pints
 Find the number of whole gallons by dividing by 8:
15 ÷ 8 = 1 R 7
 Find the number of whole quarts by dividing the remainder by 2:
7 ÷ 2 = 3 R 1
 The remainder of 1 is the number of pints.
 Answer: 1 gallon 3 quarts and 1 pint

