# Division techniques

Several techniques can be used when dividing by a single digit whole number. Two commonly used methods are:

• Using factors
• General method

## Using factors

Divide $$1920$$ by $$8$$ - $$(1920 \div 8)$$

$$2 \times 2 \times 2 = 8$$. Therefore to divide $$1920$$ by $$8$$ we can divide by $$2$$ in each of three steps:

$1920 \div 2 = 960$

$960 \div 2 = 480$

$480 \div 2 = 240$

Therefore $$1920 \div 8 = 240$$

Now try the example question below.

Question

Divide $$348$$ by $$6$$ - $$(348 \div 6)$$

$$2 \times 3 = 6$$ therefore to divide $$348$$ by $$6$$ we can divide by $$2$$ and also by $$3$$:

$348 \div 2 = 174$

$174 \div 3 = 58$

Therefore $$348 \div 6 = 58$$