What is 2346 Divided by 56?Date: 27 Apr 1995 13:16:46 -0400 From: Stephen Sellick Subject: Division Dear Dr.Math, We are studying Division. 2,346 divided by 56 = ? Date: 4 May 1995 19:09:59 -0400 From: Dr. Sydney Subject: Re: Division Dear Stephen, Hello! I'm glad you wrote to Dr. Math! When you divide numbers, you usually so what is called long division: Write the numbers like this: _____ 56)2346 Then, ask yourself how many times 56 goes into 2... (0 times, right -- 56 is bigger than 2). So, now ask yourself how many times 56 goes into 23 (0 times again -- 56 is bigger than 23) So, now ask yourself how many times does 56 go into 234? (It turns out here that 56*4 = 224 and 56*5=280, so 4 is the biggest number we can multiply 56 by 4 and still get a number less than 234) So, 56 goes into 234 4 times. Write a 4 above the third digit of 2346, and do the long division, so you get: ___4__ 56)2346 -224 ----- 10 Now bring down the last digit of 2346 (the 6), and ask yourself how many times 56 goes into 106. Put that number next to the 4 at the very top, and then when you subtract 56 times that number from 106, you will be left with a remainder. See if you can finish off this problem. Have fun! --Sydney, "Dr. Math" |
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