# Short Division Method: Explained

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Short Division Method. In arithmetic, the short division is a division algorithm that breaks down a division problem into a series of easier steps. It is an abbreviated form of long division — whereby the products are omitted and the partial remainders are notated as superscripts.
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MATHEMATICS
Y3 Multiplication and Division
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Short division
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Today we are going to look at how we can use the
short method of division. Short, because it uses up
less space! Try it, step by step.
Divide 3 into 56, one digit at a time,
starting from the left like this:
3)5 6
Ask: ‘How many 3s in 5?’
3 goes into 5 1 time with 2 remainder.
Put the 1 above the 5 on the answer line. 1
3 ) 526
Carry the 2 into the next column and write it
down before the 6, making 26.
Ask: ‘How many 3s in 26?’
3 goes into 26 8 times. 18
3 ) 526
Put the 8 above the 6 on the answer line.
3 times 8 is 24 so there is a remainder of 2.
Put the 2 remainder in the answer. 18r2
Answer 18 remainder 2. 3 ) 526
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Use the short method of division to
answer these questions. Some will have
remainders.
1. 2) 5 2 2. 2) 4 8 3. 2) 7 5 4. 2) 3 7
5. 3) 5 3 6. 3) 7 1 7. 3) 8 6 8. 3) 7 4
9. 4) 5 3 10. 4) 6 5 11. 4) 7 7 12. 4) 5 9
13. 5) 7 2 14. 5) 3 9 15. 5) 4 8 16. 5) 9 7
Remember to include any
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Use the short method of division to
answer these questions. Some will have
remainders.
1. 2) 3 5 2. 2) 5 9 3. 2) 8 6 4. 2) 4 9
5. 3) 7 8 6. 3) 8 2 7. 3) 9 7 8. 3) 6 4
9. 4) 5 6 10. 4) 7 0 11. 4) 9 3 12. 4) 3 9
13. 5) 8 3 14. 5) 4 9 15. 5) 7 7 16. 5) 9 4
Remember to include any
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Use the short method of division to
answer these questions. Some will have
remainders.
1. 2) 7 0 2. 2) 6 6 3. 2) 9 3 4. 2) 5 5
5. 3) 7 2 6. 3) 9 1 7. 3) 5 4 8. 3) 8 5
9. 4) 7 1 10. 4) 8 6 11. 4) 9 5 12. 4) 8 3
13. 5) 9 1 14. 5) 5 7 15. 5) 6 6 16. 5) 3 7
Remember to include any
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1. 26 2. 24 3. 37 r 1 4. 18 r 1
5. 17 r 2 6. 23 r 2 7. 28 r 2 8. 24 r 2
9. 13 r 1 10. 16 r 1 11. 19 r 1 12. 14 r 3
13. 14 r 2 14. 7 r 4 15. 9 r 3 16. 19 r 2
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1. 17 r 1 2. 29 r 1 3. 43 4. 24 r 1
5. 26 6. 27 r 1 7. 32 r 1 8. 28 r 1
9. 14 10. 17 r 2 11. 23 r 1 12. 9 r 3
13. 16 r 3 14. 9 r 4 15. 15 r 2 16. 18 r 4
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1. 35 2. 33 3. 46 r 1 4. 27 r 1
5. 24 6. 30 r 1 7. 18 8. 28 r 1
9. 17 r 3 10. 21 r 2 11. 23 r 3 12. 20 r 3
13. 18 r 1 14. 11 r 2 15. 13 r 1 16. 7 r 2
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