# Can't divide

• May 13th 2011, 01:18 PM
Mathsworld
Can't divide
I don't know how to divide e.g. 3/4 its mostly single digit numbers which I can't divide what's the easiest method of dividing them?
• May 13th 2011, 02:48 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by Mathsworld
I don't know how to divide e.g. 3/4 its mostly single digit numbers which I can't divide what's the easiest method of dividing them?

Use short division to divide 4 into 3.000 (learn short division if you don't know how). Otherwise use a calculator.
• May 13th 2011, 03:46 PM
bjhopper
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Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Use short division to divide 3 into 4.000 (learn short division if you don't know how). Otherwise use a calculator.

Oops.
• May 13th 2011, 04:46 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by bjhopper
Oops.

Thankyou. Tpyo corected.
• May 13th 2011, 05:41 PM
Prove It
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Originally Posted by Mathsworld
I don't know how to divide e.g. 3/4 its mostly single digit numbers which I can't divide what's the easiest method of dividing them?

Of course, 3 divided by 4 is just three quarters (3/4), so you can just leave it like that too if you want...
• May 14th 2011, 02:23 AM
Mathsworld
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Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Use short division to divide 4 into 3.000 (learn short division if you don't know how). Otherwise use a calculator.

I wont have a calculator in my exam, well not in my non-calculator paper.
• May 14th 2011, 06:54 AM
bjhopper
Dear Mathsworld,
Google long division and try this 9/32

bjh