Six students took a test. Their scores added up to 474. If every student got the same score, what was that score?
Each student got a score of
Eleven kids had 22 brownies to share. If each kid got the same amount of brownie, how many brownies did each kid get?
Each got got brownies.
These are basic division problems used to illustrate an important idea. There is stuff (test points, brownies, sea monkeys). The stuff all gets piled together, then shared out again so that everyone gets the same amount as everyone else. The average is the amount of stuff each person gets when everyone gets the same amount.