Hello guys, I’ve got another problem.
I’m dividing 575 by 23 using the long division method.
25
23/575
46
115
575
-460
So, I’ll tell you how I worked this out in case it was a problem with my working out.
I asked myself the following, how many times does 23 go into 5 it does not, therefore how many times does 23 go into 57, it goes in 2 times. So, I put the 2 on top of the 7.
Now, I’ve got to ask myself, 2 x 23 = 46 and then I put the 46 under the 23 and subtract 57 – 46 = 11, so I put 11 under the 46.
GO RUNNING
Then I bring the 5 down next to the 11 making 115.
I then ask myself how many times 23 goes into 115 well it goes in exactly 5 times. So I put the 5 on the answer column next to the 2.
I then do 25 x 23 = 575 and now the point where am stuck, I’ve got 115 – 575 = -460.
So the answer is 25 remainder -460?
Please can somebody help me out here?
Hello, Subliminalmessage!
You have invented a new (and incorrect) method of division.
This reminds me of an old Abbott and Costello routine.
Lou Costello insists that:
Bud Abbott tries to correct him, but Lou "proves" it.
On a blackboard, he writes: .
He says, "Five time four is twenty": .
Then "Five times one is five": .
And before Bud can object, Lou draws the line and adds: /
"See?"
Bud says, "You can't multiply like that! .What if you add five 14's?"
Lou writes:. .
Bud takes the chalk and adds up the right column: "4, 8, 12, 16, 20 ..."
Lou pushes him aside and adds the down the left column: "21, 22, 23, 24, 25 !"
And has: .
Bud complains again and asks "Okay, what is 25 divided by 5?"
Lou write: .
He says, "5 doesn't go into 2, but 5 goes into 5 once": .
"One times five is five": .
"25 minus 5 is 20": .
"And 5 goes into 20 four times": .
And Bud Abbott gives up . . .