Video: Dividing Multidigit Numbers by 2

Complete: 2602 ÷ 2 = _.

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Video Transcript

Complete: 2602 divided by 2.

2602 is our dividend. Two is our divisor. We start by asking, “how many times does two go into two?” One time. Multiply one times two which equals two. After that, we subtract two minus two equals zero.

Bring down the next digit. Then, we ask, how many times can two be divided into six? Three times. Three times two equals six. We need to do subtraction. Six minus six equals zero.

Bring down the next digit. Ask how many times two can be divided into zero. That’s zero times. Zero times two equals zero.

Bring down the final digit. Ask how many times two can be divided into two? One time. One times two equals two. Two minus two equals zero.

This zero at the bottom lets us know that we have a remainder of zero. The number at the top of our division box is the quotient. Two can divide 2602 evenly and the quotient is 1301.

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