Short division using written methods

Short division

If numbers are too difficult to divide in your head, use a written method.

Short division will sometimes give an answer with a remainder (r), which you can round up or round down.

To find the answer to 365 ÷ 7 see if 3 (the hundreds) can be divided by 7.

It cannot, so add the tens digit. 36 ÷ 7 = 5 r 1.

Write down the 5 and carry over the 1 so 5 becomes 15.

15 ÷ 7 = 2 r 1.

Write those numbers down. The answer is 52 r 1.