Dividing a Small Number by a Larger NumberDate: 2/6/96 at 10:3:9 From: Philip Lepoidevin Subject: division I have 2 more questions!:) 1. 22 divided into 7 2. 2 + 2 thanxs! Date: 4/29/96 at 20:38:34 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: division Hi there! You can divide any whole number by any other whole number--but sometimes you don't get a whole number. For your first question, we find that we can't divide 22 into 7 even once. We write it like this: _____ 22|7 and start doing long division. If you haven't done long division yet, you'll need to write us back for a better explanation or ask someone at home. .3 _____ 22|7.0 -6.6 ---- .4 is the first step. .318 ______ 22|7.000 -6.6 ----- .40 -.22 ---- .180 -.176 ---- .004 Since we get 4 again as a remainder, we can see that the second half will keep repeating. So the answer to this problem looks like .3181818181818 and so on. Does this make any sense? 2 + 2 = 4. This is easier to see with your fingers or other real objects... -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum |
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