Long Division Simplified Oct 2021

Long division with messy numbers?</p> <p>Try short division instead -- far simpler !!

I found this recently.

MacTutor Aitken Excerpt

I illustrate below with a couple examples.

Problem 1
Problem 1
Problem 2
Problem 2

Dr. Aitken was both a mathematician and a mental calculator. His prowess is described in the first link below (about halfway down the page).


And here’s a second link — well worth reading.


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