long division


Definition of long division

: arithmetical division in which the several steps involved in the division are indicated in detail

Examples of long division in a Sentence

students learning to do long division
Recent Examples on the Web The teacher had placed a yellow sheet of paper on every desk, and his classmates were using it to do the long division required on the test. New York Times, 5 May 2021 This might be especially helpful for children with special needs, or who have limited language capability, or the otherwise normal student who has to struggle a bit with long division. Frank Lavin, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Helping children make their way through a book – versus, say, teaching them long division – may come more naturally to caregivers. USA Today, 22 Dec. 2020 The system offers flexibility and the option to go at your own pace, which has been helpful given the family’s movements but also puts pressure on Cochran-Ray to be a full-time teacher, tackling everything from long division to natural science. USA Today, 15 Nov. 2020 Rabbi helps Satchel with his long division homework. EW.com, 19 Oct. 2020 But how much schooling can really be done in places designed for leisure, not long division? Kelsey Ogletree, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2020 The Open Meeting Law complaint against the Maricopa Community Colleges governing board is the latest illustration of a years-long division among board members. Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic, 15 Sep. 2020 After Anthony’s teacher refused to teach her long division and told her to learn needlepoint instead, Daniel added a homeschooling room where his children could receive a more diverse education. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of long division

1744, in the meaning defined above

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“Long division.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20division. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of long division

mathematics : a way of dividing one number by another number that involves several steps which are written out

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Kids Definition of long division

: division in arithmetic that involves several steps that are written out


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