# Edexcel IGCSE Maths 复习笔记 1.17.2 Division (non-Calc)

Edexcel IGCSE Maths 复习笔记 1.17.2 Division (non-Calc)

#### (Non-calculator) division – more methods

• Most students will have seen short division (bus stop method) and long division and there is often confusion between the two
• Fortunately, you only need one – so use short division
• While short division is best when dividing by a single digit, for bigger numbers you need a different approach
• You can use other areas of maths that you know to help – eg. cancelling fractions, “shortcuts” for dividing by 2 and 10, and the repeated addition (“chunking”) method covered in (Non-Calculator) Multiplication

#### 1. Short division (bus stop method)

• Apart from where you can use shortcuts such as dividing by 2 or by 5, this method is best used when dividing by a single digit

eg. 534 ÷ 6

So, 534 ÷ 6 = 89

#### 2. Factoring & cancelling

• This involves treating division as you would if you were asked to cancel fractions
• You can use the fact that with division, most non-calculator questions will have only number answers
• The only thing to be aware of is that this might not be the case if you’ve been asked to write a fraction as a mixed number (but if you are asked to do that it should be obvious from the question)

eg. 1008 ÷ 28

1008 ÷ 28 = 504 ÷ 14 = 252 ÷ 7 = 36

• You may have spotted the first two values (1008 and 28) are both divisible by 4 which is fine but if not, divide top and bottom by any number you can
• To do the last part (252 ÷ 7) you can use the short division method above

• This is virtually identical to the version for multiplication – the process stops when the number dividing into is reachedeg 1674 ÷ 27This is the same as saying ? × 27 = 1674So we can build up in “chunks” of 27 until we get to 16741 × 27 = 2710 × 27 = 270

20 × 27 = 54040 × 27 = 1080

60 × 27 = 1620 … by using the last two results added together.Now you are close we can add on 27 one at a time again.61 × 27 = 1647

62 × 27 = 1674So 1674 ÷ 27 = 62

#### 4. Dividing by 10, 100, 1000, … (Powers of 10)

• This is a case of moving digits (or decimal points) or knocking off zeroseg. 380 ÷ 10 = 38

45 ÷ 100 = 0.45

#### 5. Dividing by 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, … (Powers of 2)

• This time it is a matter of repeatedly halvingeg. 280 ÷ 8 = 140 ÷ 4= 70 ÷ 2 = 35

1504 ÷ 32 = 752 ÷ 16 = 376 ÷ 8 = 188 ÷ 4 = 94 ÷ 2 = 47

#### Exam Tip

On the non-calculator paper, division is very likely to have a whole number (exact) answer.  So if, when using the repeated addition method, you do not reach this figure then it is likely you’ve made an error in your calculations somewhere.

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