Definition of short division in English:

short division

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[mass noun]
  • Arithmetical division in which the quotient is written directly without a succession of intermediate workings.
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    • With short division, you divide, multiply, and subtract in your head.
    • I showed the pupil how to use short division to find the answer.
    • To do this by short division we make the long division symbol upside down and carry the remainders like this.

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