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#1 2020-03-16 02:58:30

Xuer
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simple Long division problem

i have thought for a while and found my mistake in the first step when i did 16/7 i placed 2 on top of 1.why is 2 placed on top of 6? bc its a 1 digit number so we place it on ones place which is 6? pls correct me if im wrong

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#2 2020-03-16 04:23:37

Bob
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Re: simple Long division problem

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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#3 2020-03-18 03:27:14

Xuer
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Re: simple Long division problem

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