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There are five steps of dividing to remember.

1.    Divide.                             Long Division

2.    Multiply.   

   4 -- Quotient

Divisor --

|12 -- Dividend

3.    Subtract.

4.    Compare.

5.   Bring down the next number.


6 |84
 

 

6 |84
6

 

6 |84
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14

6 |84
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24
24
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         1.    Divide 84 6 is the problem. Look at the first number only in the dividend so the problem is 8  6. The                answer is 1. Write it above the 8.

 

 

          2.     Multiply. 1 x 6 = 6. Write the number 6 under the 8.

 

 

 

         3.    Subtract. 8 - 6. The answer is 2. Write it down under the 6

        4.    Compare what is left over after subtracting with the divisor. It must be less                  than the divisor, if not, then go back to step 1 and choose a larger number to                  multiple.

        5.   Bring down the 4. Then go through steps 1 through 4 again. 24 6 = 4.                 Multiple. Subtract. Compare. There is not another number to bring down.                  The final answer is 14.  84 6 = 14.