scratch division

noun

Definition of scratch division

: an old method of division in which the partial products are not set down at all but only the remainders so that it is necessary to scratch out each figure of the dividend from which subtraction is made and place the remainder each time above it

called also galley method

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“Scratch division.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scratch%20division. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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