To divide
a four-digit number by a two-digit number (for example 3654 ÷ 47), follow these
steps:

- Place the divisor (47) before the
division bracket and place the dividend (3654) under it.

47)3654

- Examine the first two digits of
the dividend (36). The number 36 is less than 47 so it can't be divided by
47 to produce a whole number. Next take the first three digits of the
dividend (365) and determine how many 47's it contains. The number 365
contains seven 47's (7*47=329) but not eight (8*47=376). Place the 7 above
the division bracket and directly above the 5.

__7__

47)3654

- Multiply the 7 by 47 and place the
result (329) below the 365 of the dividend.

__7__

47)3654

329

- Draw a line under the 329 and
subtract it from 365 (365-329 = 36). Bring down the 4 from 3654 and place
it to the right of the 6 in 36.

__7__

47)3654

__329__

364

- Divide 364 by 47 and place that
answer above the division bracket to the right of the 7.

__77__

47)3654

__329__

364

- Multiply the 7 of the quotient by
the divisor (47) to get 329 and place this below the 364. Draw a line
under the 329 and subtract 329 from 364 to get an answer of 35. The number
35 is smaller than 47 so it is called the "remainder" and
indicates that there were 35 left over.

__77 R35__

47)3654

__329__

364

__329__

35

good lesson.

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