# long division

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## long division

n.
A process of division in arithmetic, usually used when the divisor is a large number, in which each step of the division is written out.

## long′ divi′sion

n.
division, usu. by a number of two or more digits, in which each step of the process is written down.
[1820–30]
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 Noun 1 long division - the operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detaildivision - an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
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## long division

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And between the mathematical mind of Michael, who counted to five, and the mind of the ancient black at Tulagi, who counted sticks of tobacco in units of five, was a distance shorter than that between Michael and Dag Daughtry who could do multiplication and long division.
One afternoon (I had then been three weeks at Lowood), as I was sitting with a slate in my hand, puzzling over a sum in long division, my eyes, raised in abstraction to the window, caught sight of a figure just passing: I recognised almost instinctively that gaunt outline; and when, two minutes after, all the school, teachers included, rose en masse, it was not necessary for me to look up in order to ascertain whose entrance they thus greeted.
I put it off until the moment my heart started beating slightly too fast because the deadline was looming and the internet might break and they wouldn't get my application, she'd never get a place at school and thus would grow up not understanding long division, or knowing where India is, and be so friendless and lacking in social skills that she'd become a hermit and live in the woods.
Also, I have found a number of high school students, of majority and minority, who get their physics and chemistry wrong not because they do not know how to do the problem correctly, but because they do not know their fractions, decimals and long division properly to obtain the right answer on the other sign of the equal sign.
Fans of spontaneous long division should look away now, because I'm about to spoil this one for you - that Home Office grant works out to PS27.
Yes, of course I know how to do long division," I would say in a sing-song voice when she came home with a tough maths worksheet.
In public school, her teacher refused to teach her long division so her father started a community education program for her, her siblings and other children.
This article does not propose to discuss the origins of the method for long division of polynomials known to many as synthetic division, nor to discuss whether it should be known as Horner's method as ascribed to William Horner by Augustus De Morgan (Robertson & O'Connor, 2005) or as some cousin of the Chinese remainder theorem developed by Qin Jiushao (Joseph, 2011).
Vinyl Tap on John William Street will take three of their favourite acts to Wakefield's Long Division Festival on June 11 to play on their new sponsored stage.
The examples and exercises allow students to practice such operation as factoring, expanding a power of a binomial, completing the square, synthetic and long division, rationalization, and solving inequalities and equations in situations similar to those they will encounter in calculus.
Harold Teague also won two titles, including B Division singles (98 points) and long division handicap (79 points).
Parents can go to YouTube to see what kind of classes are available online that teach how to draw, do long division, write a nice paragraph, build a Lego dragon, or ask a friend with a particular skill to step in to teach the kids cooking, painting, yoga and bring their kids along.

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