There are several techniques for doing long division. You may be used to a

different technique from the one shown below. If you prefer another way, use it.

35

25)875

75

125

125

0

STEPS followed in the problem above:

(1)

Try to divide 25 into 87. About how many times will 25 go into 87?

The answer is more than 3 but less than 4.

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25)875

(2)

Write down 3 in the space for the quotient, directly above the 7.

3

25)875

(3)

Now multiply 3 x 25 and write the answer under the 87. (3 x 25 = 75)

Write 75 under the 87.

3

1

25)875

75

(4)

Subtract 75 from 87. The difference is 12. Write 12 directly under the

75.

3

25)875

75

12

(5)

Now "bring down" the 5 from the dividend. The 12 becomes 125.

3

25)875

75

125

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