division, especially by a one-digit divisor, in which the steps of the process are performed mentally and are not written down.
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How to use short division in a sentence
"That would be long and short division," said she; but her voice faltered in saying it.
We need the square arithmetic board used for the first partial multiplications and for short division.Montessori Elementary Materials | Maria Montessori
When complex fillings are introduced, subject is helped out; does not have to put so much into the short division.Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 | Various
I must devote a short division of this chapter to the earwig.Animal Intelligence | George J. Romanes
short division the more interesting and means greater complication.Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for short division
the division of numbers, usually integers, that can be worked out mentally rather than on paper
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