# Division 8

## Short Division

Now that you have learned how to do long division, it is time to learn some shortcuts. When one divides a one digit number into one with two or more digits, one can do some of the steps in one's head to shorten the process.

Divide 78 by 2

• DIVIDE: 2 goes into 7 about 3 times with one leftover.
• 1DIVIDE: 2 goes into 18 about 9 times. Notice the small one in front of the 8 which is a reminder of what is being divided into the second time.
• DIVIDE: 2 goes into 18 exactly 9 times.
• ANSWER: 78 divided by 2 equals 39 R.0

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## 8

Divide 463 by 5

• DIVIDE: 5 can't go into 4, but can go into 46 about 9 times with 1 leftover.
• DIVIDE: 5 goes into 13 about 2 times with 3 leftover.
• ANSWER: 463 divided by 5 equals 93 R. 4

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Divide 972 by 4

• DIVIDE: 4 goes into 9 about 2 times with 1 leftover.
• DIVIDE: 4 goes into 17 about 4 times with 1 leftover.
• DIVIDE: 4 goes into 12 exactly 3 times.
• ANSWER: 972 divided by 4 equals 243 R. 0

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Addition - Subtraction - Multiplication - Division - Place Value - Rounding