If the divisor does not go into the dividend evenly, an amount is left over.
The quantity left is called the remainder. For example, when the number
19 is divided by 6, the quotient is 3 with a remainder of 1. (There are
6 - divisor
three groups of sixes and another group consisting of the one.) The
18 - dividend
remainder is usually expressed as a fraction (remainder over divisor).
3 - quotient
Label the parts of the problem 442
The answer to the problem 19 6 can be written as 3r1 (three with a
remainder of 1) or as 3 1/6 (three and one-sixth). The second method
442 - dividend
(whole number and a fraction) is the preferred method of stating the
15 - divisor
answer. Another way of expressing the answer (especially if you are
29 - quotient
using a calculator) is as a decimal (see Frame 1-24).
7 - remainder
15 can be written as
The answer to the problem 442
division must be set up correctly in order to solve it. In addition, you
must put like units under like units (ones under ones, tens under tens,
29r7 (29 with a remainder
hundreds under hundreds, etc.).
of 7) or 29 7/15 (twenty-
nine and seven-fifteenths.)
Set up and work this addition problem: 3 + 212 + 21 = ?