Dividing a Large Number by a Small NumberDate: 3/25/96 at 16:2:57 From: swilson Subject: math Dr Math, How do you divide 7557 by 8? Date: 3/28/96 at 23:25:26 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: math Hi there! You write 7557 divided by 8 like this: ______ 8|7557 Have you seen that before? This problem is just like any other division problem, except we repeat the same steps a few more times. First we say, how many times does 8 go into 7. None. Okay. Then we say, how many times does 8 go into 75? Let's guess 9. We'll write the 9 above the division sign: _9_______ 8|7557 Now, multiply 9 times 8 to get 72 and subtract that from 75: _9_______ 8|7557 -72 __ 3 Next bring down the 5. _9_______ 8|7557 -72 __ 35 Ask how many times does 8 go into 35, etc. Do you think you can finish this one on your own? Write us back if you want more help. -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum |
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