# STEPS ON DIVISION

### Whole Number And Decimal Division

## STEPS:

**1: When your dividing you should always start out by writing down the problem.**

**2: Then you estimate your divisor to the nearest ten.**

**3: Then you estimate the dividend (whole) to a friendly number to the divisor.**

**4: Next you make your division house.**

**5:Make sure you bring up the decimal straight up if your using a decimal.**

**6: You put the first number (most likely the dividend) in the house and the divisor outside the house.**

**7:After that you see how many times the number can go into the numbers in order. **

**8:Next you put how many times the number can go into the number above the number your dividing by.**

**9:Then you multiply the number by the divisor and then subtract the number from the number your trying to get closest to.**

10: Then if there is a remainder you can add zeroes on the the dividend to try and keep going. But if you can't keep going you will just have a remainder.

11:Then when your done make sure you check by multiplying the quotient by the divisor.And if you did it right you should get the same answer.