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### Long division

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Date: 6/16/96 at 15:30:49
From: chainsaw
Subject: Long division

65423543 / 123654 + 1111 - 31235

Thanks a lot.
Chainsaw
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Date: 6/17/96 at 11:43:11
From: Doctor Dave
Subject: Re: Long division

Dear Chainsaw,

If you stick with it until you get past all this long division
and other arithmetic stuff you will get to the real MATH.
That's when it gets fun.  But learn the long divison now - it
pays off in the long run.

As for your problem, it is one of "order of operation": A/(B+C+D).
Add all the stuff in the denominator first, then divide.

65423543 / (123654+1111 + 31235) = 65423543 / 93530 = 699.4926

If this problem had been in the form (a+b+c)/d you would
add all the stuff in the numerator first and then divide.

-Doctor Dave,  The Math Forum
Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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