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Divide by a Two Digit Number and an Example

Have you already learned about dividing by a two-digit number?

In this post, we are going to review how to divide by a two-digit number using an example.

First, let’s review the parts of the division problem:

divide by a two digit number

Now we are going to do this same division problem step-by-step:

1. We select the first digits of the dividend. We have to follow two steps:

  • We choose the same number of digits that the divisor has. In this case, there are two digits.

divide by a two digit number

  • The total of the digits we have selected should be greater than the divisor. If this is not the case, we should take another digit.

divide by a two digit number

2. We write the first number of the quotient.

Now we should look for a number that, when multiplied by the divisor (26), is equal to or less than the selected number (34), always looking for the greatest multiple that fits.

When we find that number, we place it in the quotient.

divide by a two digit number

3. We divide the first digits:

We multiply the quotient by the divisor, and we write the result under the dividend. Then, we find the difference.

(Attention! It should always be less than the divisor.)

divide by a two digit number

4. We bring down the next digit and repeat steps 2 and 3

divide by a two digit number5. We end the division

We continue repeating step 4 until we run out of digits to bring down. The last number that we are left with under the dividend is the remainder. Remember that the remainder should always be less than the divisor!


Now, do you remember how to do divide by a two-digit number?

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