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HallsofIvy 66 is pretty close to 70 so I would try 7 as a "trial divisor": 7 divides into 50 7 times. 7*66 is 7*66= 462. 500- 462= 38 so we have, so far, 7 as quotient and remainder 38. Bringing down a "0" gives 380. 7 divides into 38 5 times. 5*66= 330. 380- 330= 50. So far we have 7.5 with remainder 50. Bringing down a "0" makes that 500, the number we started with. Continuing will just repeat the "75" again. 500/66= 5.757575757... with the "57" repeating. (Which is NOT "7.5757575758".)