division, usually by a number of two or more digits, in which each step of the process is written down.
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The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
Origin of long division
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for long division
I felt like a long-division sum, and a cold shiver went down my quotient.