long division


Definition of long division 

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

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students learning to do long division

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1744, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long division was in 1744

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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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