Long Division Animation
With Long Division you follow this process:
|Start with the left-most digit of the dividend|
|Repeat, using the new value|
Here is this process shown in action using the same numbers as on the Long Division page. I have to use it three times around to get the answer (press play button below):
Note: I calculate the remainders (such as "r25") just for the demonstration, you don't need to when solving, because they are ignored.
A Slightly Different Method
To save dividing and multiplying you can make a table of multiples of the divisor first, and then just "look up" the largest value that is not greater as you go, like this: