To divide larger numbers, use long division. Unlike the other Big Four operations, long division moves from left to right. For each digit in the dividend (the number you’re dividing), you complete a cycle of division, multiplication, and subtraction.

## What do you divide the dividend by?

The three main names are the dividend, the **divisor**, and the quotient. There are three special cases to consider when dividing. 1) Dividing by 1: When dividing something by 1, the answer is the original number. In other words, if the divisor is 1 then the quotient equals the dividend.

## What if dividend is bigger than divisor?

When the divisor is smaller than the dividend, the **quotient** is more than 1. Another example where the divisor smaller than the dividend. When the divisor is the same size as the dividend, the quotient is 1. When the divisor is larger than the dividend, the quotient is less than 1.

## How do you calculate dividends in division?

If the value of divisor, quotient, and remainder is given then we can find dividend divided by the following dividend formula: **Dividend = Divisor x Quotient + Remainder**. It is just the reverse process of division.

## What is the answer for 24 divided by 3?

Using a calculator, if you typed in 24 divided by 3, you’d get **8**.

## What comes first divisor or dividend?

Begin the long division algorithm by writing the **dividend** inside the division symbol and the divisor outside it, to the left. The quotient will go on top.

## What happens to the quotient when the dividend is really big?

In general, when a larger number is divided by a smaller number, **the quotient is greater than 1**. In and in the dividend and divisor are very close to each other. is very close to , which is or 0.99. The quotient is close to , which is 1.

## Are divisors always greater than dividends?

The large group is called the dividend. The number of smaller equal groups is called the divisor and the number of objects in each smaller group is called the quotient. … **Remainder is always less than the divisor**.

## What happens when you divide a number by a number that is much much smaller than the number?

When you divide by **a number greater than 1**, the answer is smaller than the original number. But when you divide by a number between 0 and 1, the answer is greater than the original number.

## What is the formula of division?

The division formula is used for splitting a number into equal parts. Symbols that we use to indicate division are **(÷)** and (/). Thus, “p divided by q” can be written as: (p÷q) or (p/q).