University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

**Topic: Long Division
**** as done by a human**

**January 28,
2016**

The Long Division algorithm you learned in Elementary School is actually very complicated, and takes some intuition to complete. A lot of elementary school students have a tough time with it. Long Division is also hard to program on a computer. There are easier algorithms to do division on a computer.

Human Long Division of 482 divided by 17

The problem, for both children and programmers, is answering the questions:

How many 17's go into 48 ?

How many 17's go into 142 ?

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign