# Maths worksheet: Long division p2

The second in our series of long division pages. These are very hard for primary school children and should not be attempted until they have a good knowledge of tables, multiplying and subtraction.

Example: 789 divided by 36.

First carry out an estimate of the answer. I think 789 divided by 36 is about 20.

Then proceed using these steps:

1. How many 36s in 78?

2. 2 x 36 is 72. 3 x 36 is 108 which is too many, so it must be 2.

3. Put the 2 in the tens column above the answer.

4. Place the 72 below the 78 and subtract.

5. 78 – 72 is 6.

6. ‘Bring down’ the 9 to make 69.

7. How many 36s in 69.

8. By trial and improvement and some rough work multiplying 36 by my estimated numbers I find that 36 x 1 = 36.

9. Place the 36 under the 69 and subtract.

10. The remainder (33) must be less than the original number you are dividing by.

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