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 library also has accounts with SkillSurfer, which helps with long division and reading comprehension; and Writing Lab, where students can get feedback on the structure, grammar and style of their writing. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2022 Don Cardinal, who grew up listening to the Dodgers from his home in Downey during the 1960s, credits Scully for teaching him long division in the course of calculating ERAs and batting averages. Thomas Curwenstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 That’s because my grandfather Burt, the man who taught me how to ride a bike, do long division, and that we were given two ears and one mouth for a reason, used to eat it regularly. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2022 This single cultural collision has been the subject of an extended debate in anthropology, fostering a decades-long division between two schools. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of long division

1744, in the meaning defined above

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28 Sep 2022

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“Long division.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20division. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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


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