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Long division

How to carry out a long division calculation using the traditional method.

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Long division

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Factsheet: Long division

  • N1/L1.3 add, subtract, multiply and divide using efficient written and mental methods.
  • N1/L1.5 recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and make connections with division fact.
  • Explains how to divide numbers using the long version of the standard written method usually used when dividing by a 2-digit number.