- 2Divide the first number of the dividend by the divisor.In this case, 8 divided by 5 is 1 with a remainder of 3. Write the number 1, the quotient, on top of the long division bar.

- 1Write the problem.To write the problem correctly, place the divisor, the number that you're dividing into another number, outside the long division bar. Place the dividend, the number that you'll be dividing by the divisor, inside the long division bar. The quotient, or your result, will go on top of the division bar. Remember that for short division to work, your divisor has to be less than 10.
- 5 is the divisor, so write it outside the division bar.
- 847 is the dividend, so place it inside the division bar.
- The quotient is blank because you haven't started dividing yet.

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- 3Write the remainder above the first number of the dividend.Write a small 3 to the top right of the number 8. This will remind you that there was a remainder of 3 when you divided 8 by 5.
- 4Divide the number formed by the first remainder and the second number in the dividend by the divisor.The remainder is 3 and the second number of the dividend is 4, so the new number you'll be working with is 34.
- Now, divide 34 by 5.
- You'll get 6 with a remainder of 4 because 5 x 6 = 30, which is 4 short of 34.
- Write your quotient, 6, on the division bar to the right of the 1.

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- 5Write the second remainder above the second number in the dividend.Simply draw a small 4 above and to the right of the number 4.
- 6Divide the number formed by the second remainder and the third number of the dividend by the divisor.The remainder is 4 and the third number of the dividend is 7, so the new number is 47.
- Now, divide 47 by 5.
- You'll get 9 with a remainder of 2 because 5 x 9 = 45, which is 2 short of 47.
- Write your quotient, 9, on the division bar to the right of the 6.

- 7Write the final remainder on the division bar.Write "r 2" to the right of the quotient on the division bar. You have found your final answer through short d

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