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.

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**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.

**7.** Divide 18 ice creams among 6 children by
repeated subtraction.

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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