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### Course: Arithmetic (all content)>Unit 3

Lesson 15: Multi-digit division (remainders)

# Dividing by 2-digits: 7182÷42

Dividing large numbers by two-digit numbers can be done step by step. Start by fitting the divisor into each part of the dividend, then subtract and bring down the next digit. Estimate the number of times the divisor fits into the new number, and repeat the process until there's no remainder. This method simplifies complex division problems. Created by Sal Khan.

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• Is it possible that you could divide a number with 2 digits by a number with 3?
• Yes, but you would end up with a decimal number as your quotient.
• kinda off topic but this popped into my mind. if i where to divide two of the same numbers by each other i would get 1 right? because division is multiplication flipped around correct?
• Yea pretty much you can also use that method later to get any number by itself
• Quick question, how would you divide a problem that has the divisor greater than the dividend? for example, 24 divided by 50
• 24÷50=24/50.
When the divisor is greater than the dividend, it turns into a fraction. The dividend becomes the numerator and the divisor becomes the denominator.
• I don't understand anything 😱
• Listen Carefully and
Try rewatching the videos and do it hands-on :)
• Ok pop quiz: 200 divided by 0.009 times 70 whats the answer?
• The video looks easy, but when I try to do it in real life by myself, I struggle. So I have been working on it more lately!
• Try it like this- Divide 4000 by 2. You can do that in your head right? So when you do division just keep that close by as an example.
• is it possible that you could get an answer with multiplication
• quick question. if 2 numbers of the equation still don't come in the times table do you move onto the third?
• It appears that you are asking about things for long-division, dividing by 2-digits. However, know that you will never have to move onto the third. When comparing the first digit of the dividend with the first digit of the divisor, the dividend's may be greater than the divisor's (e.g 91÷9). But once you move onto the next place value, it will always be greater because you are now in the 10's place, and one 10 is always greater than one 9.