How to do Short Division How to do Short Division Literal meaning of division is equal distribution. In initial learning stage, division sums are also solved by repetitive subtraction. Let us see it through an example. Divide 30 by 5, this clearly says that if 30 is equally divided in 5 equal parts, how many Numbers will be there in each. The question can be reframed in the following statement: if mother has 30 oranges, which are to be equally distributed among 5 members in a family, then how many oranges will each member of the family gets? Now we will learn how to do short division: She simply picks 5 oranges from the basket and gave to every member of the family, the left over oranges are: 30 - 5 =25 ---- ( 1 ), In this way every time she picks 5 oranges and give one to each family member In second step 25 - 5 = 20 ---- ( 2 ) In third step 20 - 5 = 15 ----( 3 ) In fourth step 15 - 5 = 10 ----( 4 ) In fifth step 10 - 5 = 5 ----( 5) In sixth step 5 - 5 = 0 ----( 6) This shows that each family member gets 6 oranges each. So 30 รท 5 = 6, we also observe that when we count the table of 5 up to 30, then 5 X 6 = 30 Here 30 is the dividend, 5 is the divisor and 6 is the quotient. We have learned that Dividend รท divisor = quotient. Know More About :- Comparing Whole Numbers

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