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**0031336****Member**- Registered: 2005-02-17
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Maths Is feet

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**jayijay_99****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-26
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can anyone show me how to divide a number by a large divisor. like 4567 divided by 38 if u can show me step by step it would be appreciated

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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We have some pages you might like to look at on long division at long division

To solve your example:

38 ) 4567

Work on the first two digits of 4567:

38 ) 4567

45

Try the biggest multiple of 38 that fits into 45, which is 1. Write down the 1 above, and subtract the 38 (45-38=7):

1

38 ) 4567

45

-38

7

Now, bring down the next digit, 6:

1

38 ) 4567

45

-38

76

Now find the biggest multiple of 38 that fits into 76, which is 2 (and by luck is exaclty 76):

12

38 ) 4567

45

-38

76

76

0

Now, bring down the last digit, 7:

12

38 ) 4567

45

-38

76

76

07

This is the last digit, and 38 cannot fit into this, so it is the "remainder":

120 Remainder 7

38 ) 4567

45

-38

76

76

07

So, 4567/38 = 120 with a remaidner of 7/38

My calculator gives 4567/38 as 120.18, so it looks right.

Hows that?

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