MPM1D Long Division 2016-02-22

Yup, it’s a skill you need. You need it now for fraction-to-decimal conversion, and you need it later for polynomial division (it sounds scary, but it’s not – if you know long division, that is).

Your homework for tonight is to make sure you know how to perform long division on paper (without using a calculator), and then to divide 3 by 7 (find the repeating sequence of decimals – you can check this with a calculator when you’re done).

Never learned it before? Need to brush up? Here are a couple of videos to help you:

A fun one to help remember the steps:

Last, here’s an example ($\frac{65}{11}$) to help you: