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When you get a division problem,
25 divided by 5,
the question that the problem asks is:
How many groups of 5 are there in 25?
So, you have to
find the number of groups
--each group having the same number of items in it-- into which you can evenly divide
the total amount of items you are given.
say, I am given the total amount of 25 items.
I need to find the number of groups I can evenly divide 25 items
So that each group has 5 items in it.
The answer is 5 -- There are 5 groups of 5 items each into which I can evenly divided a total number of 25 items.
Try these division problems by asking the question and finding the answer, just as I showed you above:
33 divided by 11
-- What is the question?
45 divided by 9 -- What is the question?
100 divided by 10
100 divided by 5
120 divided by 20
30 divided by 3
30 divided by 15
65 divided by 65
Now, long division asks the same question, just the numbers are larger.
For example: 2,222 divided by 2.
The question is:
Can you find the number of groups
--each group having the same number of items in it, that is, 2 items per group--
into which you can evenly divide the total amount you are given, that is 2,222 items?
The answer is: there are 1,111 groups of 2 items each into which you can divide the total number of 2,222 items.
3,333 divided by
What is the question and the answer?
4,444 divided by 4
4,444 divided by 2
5,555 divided by 5
6,666 divided by 6
6,666 divided by 3
6,666 divided by 2
Here is another
question: Can you find the number of groups
--each group having the same number of items in it, that is, 22 items per group--
into which you can evenly divide
the total amount you are given, that is 2,222 items?
The answer is: there are 101 groups of 22 items each into which you can divide the total number of 2,222 items.
Practice asking the question I showed you above and try finding the answer for these long division problems:
1000 divided by
1000 divided by 20
133,332 divided by 3
133,335 divided by 15
Now, you can
check your answers in division by multiplying:
25 divided by 5 = 5 Thus, 5 X 5 = 25
Check your answers for all the above division questions by multiplying. At this time you may wish to use a calculator.
That is exactly what the PROCESS of long division is all about: a way of calculating by dividing and multiplying until you get your answer. I wish I could help you further but you may need to use pencil and paper --instead of your computer, so that you can practice the PROCESS of long division.
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