After you bring down the "6" from the dividend and enter
it after the remainder, you have a new "working dividend"
Bring down the
How many 15's are in 106? Answer: 7.
next digit from
Write the 7 over the 6.
Then multiply the divisor by the last answer (15x7 = 105)
and subtract (106 - 105 = 1).
There are no more unused digits in the dividend. If there
were, you would continue the above procedures until all of
the digits of the dividend have been used.
NOTE: Often the initial zero (or zeros) in the quotient is not
written. This example shows the zero in the quotient to help
make the process clearer. Also, when the numbers contain
commas, you may prefer to delete the commas when
setting up the division problem.
The answer to how many 15's are in 406 is 27, with 1 left over. The
remainder may be written as 27r1. This means "27 with a remainder of
l." More often, the remainder is written as a fraction. The top number of
the fraction is the remainder and the bottom number is the divisor (see
15 can be written as
Frame 1-7). Therefore, the answer to 406
If you wanted to express the answer in decimal form rather than using a
fraction, put a decimal point after the last digit in the dividend (after the
"6"), add zeros to the right of the decimal point (they do not change the
value of the dividend), and keep dividing.
NOTE: Don't forget to put a decimal point in the quotient directly above
the decimal point in the dividend.
Solve the problem so that the quotient is in decimal form instead of
"remainder" or "fraction" form. The decimals and the first zero have
already been placed. This procedure is discussed in more detail in