The Standard Long-Division Algorithm

Compare Solutions


Compare Solutions

Jason, Denzel, and Martin solved the division problem 5,512 ÷ 32.

All three students started out using the steps shown, but all three got different answers.

Here are their answers:

Jason’s answer: 172 R8
Denzel’s answer: 17214
Martin’s answer: 172.25

  • Which answer is correct, and why?
  • Discuss this question with your partner, and then with your class.