Numbers: Getting to grips with division
Numbers: Getting to grips with division

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Numbers: Getting to grips with division

9 Summary of what you’ve learned so far

When you divide by a number up to 10, the steps are as follows:

  1. Take each digit of the number under the line in turn, starting from the left.
  2. Work out how many times the dividing number goes into it.
  3. Write the answer to the division above the line
  4. If there is a remainder, carry it by putting it in front of the next digit on the right.
  5. Work out how many times the dividing number goes into the next digit, including any carried remainder.
  6. Continue, repeating the cycle, and adding zeros after the decimal point if necessary.
  7. Stop when you get an exact division with no remainder or your answer has as many decimal places as you want.
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