
4 ÷ 25 = 0 remainder 4 
The first number of the dividend is divided by the divisor. 


The whole number result is placed at the top. Any remainders are
ignored at this point. 

25 × 0 = 0 
The answer from the first operation is multiplied by the divisor.
The result is placed under the number divided into. 

4 – 0 = 4 
Now we take away the bottom number from the top number. 


Bring down the next number of the dividend. 

43 ÷ 25 = 1 remainder 18 
Divide this number by the divisor. 


The whole number result is placed at the top. Any remainders are
ignored at this point. 

25 × 1 = 25 
The answer from the above operation is multiplied by the divisor.
The result is placed under the last number divided into. 

43 – 25 = 18 
Now we take away the bottom number from the top number. 


Bring down the next number of the dividend. 

185 ÷ 25 = 7 remainder 10 
Divide this number by the divisor. 


The whole number result is placed at the top. Any remainders are
ignored at this point. 

25 × 7 = 175 
The answer from the above operation is multiplied by the divisor.
The result is placed under the number divided into. 

185 – 175 = 10 
Now we take away the bottom number from the top number. 


Now we have reached the end of the whole numbers we add a decimal
place and the first zero. Notice the decimal point which has appeared
on the answer line and by the dividend. It does not appear anywhere
else. 


Bring down the next number of the dividend. 

100 ÷ 25 = 4 remainder 0 
Divide this number by the divisor. 


The whole number result is placed at the top. Any remainders are
ignored at this point. 

25 × 4 = 100 
The answer from the above operation is multiplied by the divisor.
The result is placed under the number divided into. 

100 – 100 = 0 
Now we take away the bottom number from the top number. 


The subtraction has given zero. We stop when this happens. The answer
will be 17.4 As long as the subtraction gives a number
above zero the long division can carry on to as many decimal places
as we wish. 