Long Division Index

Long Division is easy, once you get the idea.
Hopefully some of these pages will "click" with you and you will become a master!

Why Long Division

The simplest way to do division is by repeated subtraction.

Example: What is 48 / 12?

  • Take 48, subtract 12, you get 36
  • Repeat: 36-12 = 24
  • Repeat: 24-12 = 12
  • Repeat: 12-12 = 0

You had to do 4 subtractions, so 48 / 12 = 4

But this could take a long time for something like 3768 / 12, so there is a faster method called Long Division.

Understanding Long Division

Long Division

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