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**Xuer****Member**- Registered: 2019-12-23
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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Xuer

For any division ('long' or 'short'), start by trying to divide into the first digit ie. 7 into 1. As this 'won't go' then try 7 into 16. This goes twice ie 2 units so the 2 goes above the 6.

Or think about a simple case such as 14 / 7. You know this is 2. 16 is a little bigger so the answer should be 2 and a bit. Doing a rough calculation first often helps.

Bob

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**Xuer****Member**- Registered: 2019-12-23
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bob bundy wrote:

hi Xuer

For any division ('long' or 'short'), start by trying to divide into the first digit ie. 7 into 1. As this 'won't go' then try 7 into 16. This goes twice ie 2 units so the 2 goes above the 6.

Or think about a simple case such as 14 / 7. You know this is 2. 16 is a little bigger so the answer should be 2 and a bit. Doing a rough calculation first often helps.

Bob

thnx for your reply

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