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