# division on paper

• Jan 9th 2007, 01:57 PM
jcdustyguy
division on paper
i have been out of school for thirteen years now.
i have some exams and courses coming up and i now realise to my horror that i have forgotten how to do working out of division on paper please help!!
• Jan 9th 2007, 04:17 PM
ThePerfectHacker
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Originally Posted by jcdustyguy
i have been out of school for thirteen years now.
i have some exams and courses coming up and i now realise to my horror that i have forgotten how to do working out of division on paper please help!!

Let me do 1560 divided by 7.

Thus we have,
Code:

`1560 : 7`
First 7 does not go into 1, we move to the next digits, "15"
It goes into 15 twice.

Code:

`1560 : 7 = 2`
Now multiply by 2 and subtract from first two digits.

Code:

```1560 : 7 = 2 -14 ---- 1```
Bring down the other digits,
Code:

```1560 : 7 = 2 -14 ---- 160```
Do the same thing 7 does not go into 1 move to next digits. "16" It goes in twice.
Code:

```1560 : 7 = 22 -14 --- 160 -14 ---- 20```
Same thing move other to "20" it goes in 2.
Code:

```1560 : 7 = 222 -14 ---- 160 -14 --- 20 -14 --- 6```
Since you cannot do anything with 6 that is the remainder.
Thus the answer is 222 Remanider 6.