Dividing whole numbersDividing whole numbers is the opposite of multiplying whole numbersIt is the process by which we try to find out how many times a number (divisor) is contained in another number (dividend). The answer in the division problem is called a quotient.In the division problem below( 63 ÷ 7) , 7 is contained into 63, 9 times. (9 × 7 = 63) Other examples: When the dividend is bigger than 100, the answer may not be obvious. In this case you need to do long division. Study the following example (462 ÷ 3) carefully. It is not easy to see immediately how many times 3 is contained into 462. It may not be easy also to see how many times 3 is contained into 46. However, it is fairly easy to see that 3 is contained into 4 once. Therefore, we do this in step 1 and put the 1 above the 4. In step 2, we multiply 1 by 3 and subtract the answer(3) from 4. In step 3, we bring down the 62. Now, we need to find out how many times 3 is contained in 162. Still, it may not be obvious, so we will try to find out instead how many times 3 is contained into 16. This is done in step 4 and we see that 3 is contained into 16, 5 times. We put the 5 above the 4. In step 5 , we multiply 5 by 3 and subtract the answer (15) from 16. In step 6 , we bring down the 2. In step 7 , we try to find out how many times 3 is contained into 12. 3 × 4 = 12, so 3 is contained into 12, 4 times. Finally, we put the 4 above the 6. The answer is 154. or 3 is contained into 462, 154 times The same division can be done faster if you can find out how many times 3 is contained into 45. 45 contains 3, 15 times. Then, you can finish the problem in 4 steps Use this division calculator below to assist you when dividing whole numbers 




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