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Maths Is feet

## #2 2005-03-27 14:07:00

jayijay_99
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### Re: Maths Is feet

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

## #3 2005-03-27 17:03:05

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### Re: Maths Is feet

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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