# How do you divide #66,253 div 317#?

##### 2 Answers

The quotient is

#### Explanation:

**(PART 1)**

To make things easy and neat, we will construct the long division symbol or the division bracket.

First, we will divide

**317****662**

Now, we ask ourselves a question: "how many **is** the closest number to

**317 * 2 = 634**

**Alignment of the numbers, especially that of the quotient, is important.** (Please don't mind the little dots and dashes; they are not part of the solution.)

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We are not done yet; that was just the first step. Multiply

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The quotient is

#### Explanation:

**(PART 2)**

Now, subtract

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Oh, and bring down the

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**5**

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Now, we are back to the first step. How many

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.............**285**

Repeat the rest of the steps: multiplying

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.............**2853**

For the third time, repeat the rest of the steps: multiplying

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............. #2853#
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**0**

(It's a long explanation but I hope it helps greatly.)

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/long_division