The Singing Hedgehog Guide to:
Long Division 3

Here is 552 16 in small stages to make the method clear.

It is often useful to start by jotting down the relevant table, in this case the sixteens.
Note the cunning way I have set them out:

2 x 16 = 32            3 x 16 = 48            5 x 16 = 80
4 x 16 = 64            6 x 16 = 96           [2 x 16 = 32]
8 x 16 = 128          9 x 16 = 144          7 x 16 = 112

 Set out the sum and do the first division.

 16 into 55 goes 3 times
 3 x 16 is 48


 Do the subtraction.

 
 55 - 48 = 7



 Bring down the next digit.



 
 bring down 2 to make 72
  
 Do the next division.

 


 16 into 72 goes 4 times
 4 x 16 is 64


    
 Do the subtraction.

 



 72 - 64 = 8



 Bring down the next digit.




 There is no digit written so we create one!
 Pop in a pair of decimal points, fill in a zero
 bring down 0 to make 80

  
 Do the next division.

 





 16 into 80 goes 5 times
 5 x 16 is 80


    
 Do the subtraction.

 




 

 80 - 80 = 0

 finished!


Now you need to practise:

            
downloadable worksheet
                (save this file then run it)