To find the quotient of (+6)(+2), start with six black chips.
The quotient of (+6)(+2) could be found in one of two ways:
Method 1: Finding the number of sets of positive two that are contained in positive six (measurement, repeated subtraction, or quotative division)
Method 2: Finding the number of items in each set when positive six is split into two equal sets (equal groups or partitive division)
Using Method 1, we group the black chips into sets of two:
There are three sets of two black chips contained within six black chips: (+6)(+2) = +3.
Using Method 2, we divide the chips into two equal sets:
There are three black chips in each of the two equal sets: (+6)(+2) = +3.