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    jcdustyguy
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    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!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdustyguy View Post
    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.
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