Hello, I just want to ask how to divide this; 53 divided by 70.Using a paper and pen. I can only divide if it is; 70 divided by 53. Thanks!
Try this: 53/70= (530/70)/10 Do you know how to do this one? The way I do it, when I do vertical division, is to add a decimal mark and zeroes if needed) in the quotient, until the dividend is greater than the divisor. For example, 5.3/70 would start as: 5.3|70 ....|.... And I would re-work it as: 530|70 ----|0.0 and continue with the division normally.
I would start by setting the problem on paper with the divisor (70) on the left, the dividend (53) on the right, with a line over as a place for the quotient (answer), like so: Code ( (Unknown Language)): ------- 70 |53.0 First we ask "how many times does 70 go evenly into 53? As the answer is zero we write that down in the units position. Code ( (Unknown Language)): 0 ------- 70 |53.0 We are out of integers and now must work with decimals, so in the quotient area add a decimal place. In the dividend area add a zero so we can work down 10 times the precision of the number we have: Code ( (Unknown Language)): 0. ------- 70 |53 0 Our question is now how many times does 70 go into 530, which is 7. Write the 7 down in the quotient, and write the product of 7*70 (= 490) below the dividend, and subtract: Code ( (Unknown Language)): 0.7 ------- 70 |53 0 -49 0 ------- 4 0 As we still have a remainder we again tack on the zero to the remainder and see how many times does 70 go into 400, which is 5, and we mark down 5 times 70 below the remainder and again subtract: Code ( (Unknown Language)): 0.75 ------- 70 |53.0 -49 0 ------- 4 00 -3 50 ------- 50 Those are the basic steps. You keep repeating until either the remainder is zero, or you have sufficient precision in the quotient.