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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 2digit number by a single digit number using the method of repeated subtraction.
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