## What is the correct order of the steps in dividing numbers?

Step 1: Take the first digit of the dividend from the left. Check if this digit is greater than or equal to the divisor. Step 2: Then divide it by the divisor and write the answer on top as the quotient. Step 3: Subtract the result from the digit and write the difference below.

### Which number goes first in division?

dividend

Parts of a Division Problem There are three main parts to a division problem: the dividend, the divisor, and the quotient. The dividend is the number that will be divided. The divisor is the number of “people” that the number is being divided among. The quotient is the answer.

#### What is the first number in a division question called?

As in all division problems, one number, called the dividend, is divided by another, called the divisor, producing a result called the quotient.

**How do you write a division answer?**

Set up the equation. On a piece of paper, write the dividend (number being divided) on the right, under the division symbol, and the divisor (number doing the division) to the left on the outside. The quotient (answer) will eventually go on top, right above the dividend.

**What are the 5 steps of division?**

It follows the same steps as that of long division, namely, – divide, multiply, subtract, bring down and repeat or find the remainder.

## Do you always divide the bigger number first?

A common misconception among students is that, when dividing, you always put the larger number first. When this concept “sticks”, it is extremely difficult to undo later when students learn that you can, in fact, divide a smaller number by a larger one.

### When dividing what number goes first top or bottom?

In a proper fraction, the numerator (top number) is always smaller than the denominator (bottom number). Thus, the value of a proper fraction is always less than one. Proper fractions are generally the kind you will encounter most often in mathematics.

#### What is the answer called to a division problem?

quotient

The number that is being divided (in this case, 15) is called the dividend, and the number that it is being divided by (in this case, 3) is called the divisor. The result of the division is the quotient.

**How do you check division answer?**

You can use multiplication to check your division answer this way.

- Do the division problem.
- Multiply the quotient times the divisor.
- If there is a remainder, add it to the multiplication product.
- Compare this answer to the dividend. They should be the same number (630 = 630).

**What is the answer to a division problem called?**