Math - Basic Division | Summary and Q&A

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Math - Basic Division

TL;DR

Learn how to perform basic short division by dividing numbers step by step and carrying over remainders.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How do you perform short division?

Short division involves dividing a number by another number, starting from the leftmost digit. If a digit is less than the divisor, put a zero in the quotient and carry the digit to the next step.

Q: What do you do when there is a remainder?

When there is a remainder, carry the remainder over to the next digit and continue dividing. It is important to include a zero in the quotient to indicate that the current digit could not be divided evenly.

Q: Why is it important to put a zero in the quotient?

Putting a zero in the quotient when a digit cannot be divided evenly is necessary to indicate that the division was not possible. It helps ensure the correct interpretation of the results.

Q: Can you give an example of short division?

Yes, for example, dividing 108 by 3 involves dividing each digit of the number and carrying over remainders. The answer is 36.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Short division involves dividing a larger number by a smaller number and carrying over any remainders.

  • Divide each number in the dividend by the divisor, starting from the leftmost digit.

  • If the number being divided is smaller than the divisor, put a zero in the quotient and carry the number to the next digit.

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