Divide by Repeated Subtraction

How to divide by repeated subtraction?

We will learn how to find the quotient and remainder by the method of repeated subtraction a division problem may be solved.


Solved examples on divide by repeated subtraction:

1. Solve 16 ÷ 8                                                                       

Solution:

8 is subtracted repeatedly from 16 as shown:

Divide by Repeated Subtraction





When 8 is subtracted from 16, 2 times, then we get the remainder zero.

Hence, 16 ÷ 8 = 2, 2 is the quotient. 

2. Divide 20 ÷ 5

5 is subtracted repeatedly from 20 as shown:

Division by Repeated Subtraction









When 5 is subtracted from 20, four times, then we get the remainder zero.

Hence, 20 ÷ 5 = 4, 4 is the quotient.              


3. Solve 12 by 3

Solution:

3 is subtracted repeatedly from 12 as shown:

Repeated Subtraction









When 3 is subtracted from 12, four times, then we get the remainder zero.

Hence, 12 ÷ 3 = 4, 4 is the quotient.              


4. Divide 28 ÷ 7

7 is subtracted repeatedly from 28 as shown:

7 is Subtracted Repeatedly









When 7 is subtracted from 28, four times, then we get the remainder zero.

Hence, 28 ÷ 7 = 4, 4 is the quotient.        

 

5. Divide 32 ÷ 4

4 is subtracted repeatedly from 32 as shown:

4 is Subtracted Repeatedly from 32















When 4 is subtracted from 32, eight times, then we get the remainder zero.

Hence, 32 ÷ 4 = 8, 8 is the quotient.              


6. Solve 18 by 6.

6 is subtracted repeatedly from 18 as shown:

6 is Subtracted Repeatedly from 18







When 6 is subtracted from 18, three times, then we get the remainder zero.

Hence, 18 ÷ 6 = 3, 3 is the quotient.              

 

The above examples will help us to solve various division problems on 2-digit number by a single digit number using the method of repeated subtraction.

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