The Division Method
- Write the division like this:
- How many times does the divisor go into the leftmost digit in the dividend? Write the number on the line above the dividend unless the answer is . If it’s , you have to add another digit from the dividend.
- How many times does the divisor go into this new number? Write the answer on the line above the dividend.
- Multiply the number on top of the dividend with the divisor, and write the product under the leftmost digits of the dividend with a minus in front of it.
- Subtract the numbers from each other and write the answer below them.
- Now, grab the next digit in the dividend and write it next to the answer in Item 5. Repeat the method from Item 3.
- Continue until there are no more digits left in the dividend.
Note! What do you do if the number below the line is less than the divisor? You’re allowed to multiply with . Multiply the divisor with and put on top of the dividend. You need to write below the number underneath the line as well. Move another digit down from the dividend.
What do you do if the dividend is already used up and you haven’t gotten below the line? Put a comma-sign behind the numbers on top of the dividend and a next to the residual value. Continue calculating.
Below are some examples.