Common Core Math Vocabulary

# Long Division - Definition with Examples

## What is Long Division?

Long Division Definition: Long division is a step-by-step process to divide large numbers into equal groups.

The important terms used while working with division are: dividend, divisor, quotient, and remainder. All these have already been defined in the section division.

## How to do Long division?

The process of long division involves basic math operations.

The 4 simple steps to perform long division are: Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Bring Down, and then repeating the process. (look at the image)

Examples of long division problems with the remainder and without remainder are given below. Remember, remainder is the left-over part of a division operation that cannot be further distributed or divided.

## Long Division with Decimals

Long division is also used to divide decimal numbers into equal groups.

A long division example including decimals is given below.

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