# Partial Quotient Method Of Division | Multiplication And Division | Arithmetic | Khan Academy

An alternate to traditional long division

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## 34 thoughts

1. superdau says:

@keyloggerable1
But the second one can easily be in the head, while the first one is quite hard without paper. It took me around 15 seconds to divide this with the second method without pen and paper.
So “fuzzy” is quite useful! 😉

2. superdau says:

@vpletap
You’re right, could be confusing. It should at least not be taught at the same time. The methods that follow strict rules first, and sometime later the “mental exercises”. It’s just that there are many tricks for addition/multiplication/division that help you get a feeling for numbers. E. g. it’s a real timesaver, if you can get estimates very close and fast in your head. Actually maybe those fuzzy methods should be taught/used in other classes and NOT the math class.

3. charliegyrl says:

the kids find this to be a waste of their time. they only want one method. makes sense to me unless u simply love playing with numbers. i can do this in my head without all this verbal carry on.

4. sehnsucht333 says:

i used this today because i heard the line “you ask me where the hell i’m going
at a thousand feet per second” in a radiohead song and i wanted to know what that was in miles per hour. 🙂 this method saved me from having to work out the products of 5280 x 2 through 9 beforehand. very useful method for when you have a big divisor. i can’t believe anyone would complain about having more tools at their disposal, but i guess it is youtube…

5. Neueregel says:

1376 is simply factorised to 43×32, so 1388=12 + 43x16x2, with divisor 16, modular 86 and remainder 12.

6. learn123abc says:

and this is still basic

7. The3mb says:

We did this yesterday

8. Waytokillingspree says:

THANK YOUUU

9. Amanda Gonzalez says:
10. Estella Kyrias says:

Cool this is what I need for my fourth grade class

11. Estella Kyrias says:

Test

12. ranchgoddess says:

I don’t have kids in school, and am trying to find a video that teaches “Common Core division” that is being taught in school right now.  Is that the 2nd example, or is it another process?  If it is, do you know of a video that explains it? Thank you!!

13. ajeffery1001 says:

Made much more clear thank you. Still too much for 5th graders, but is what it is.

14. Christopher Morley says:

Thanks. Now I understand why my fourth graders like this so much.

15. Batterypowered says:

the standard way is faster and easier

16. Batterypowered says:

i need this for my 7th grade class

17. Sabrina Adrian says:
18. Bethany A. Russell says:

What thing do you use to write?

19. Parmesan Cheese says:

I’m learning this in fourth grade😎

20. jose valente says:

what do you uses????? :-/

21. jose valente says:

i’m learning this in 5th. 😀

22. J Doe says:

The 2nd way is too long. The first way is easier and faster.

23. NIGUEL DRIGGS says:

i’m now learning

24. Noelle Lewallen says:

I am to

25. Xhilaratio says:

Ya potatoes!!! 😀

26. Elia Rivera says:

ExoticMoose Me 2

27. Through to Awesome says:

I can’t go into full screen, can anyone else?

28. RazerGirl YT says:

i can

29. Baby Girl says:

thx so much u made it easier 4 me

30. Thom Curry says:

Thanks a lot. Now I can explain this to my son. I actually do math like this in my head, but I didn’t realize it was a “method.”

31. Cyrus McBoss says:

Wow I’ve Ben getting F,s in math on my second report card but when I watched this 5 times I got a D thx so much 😀

32. HP says:

This Video *REALLY  REALLY REALLY* Helped me  🙂

33. Ganel Bryan says:

The 2nd way is a waste of time. math is really not that complicated!

34. Edgar Torres says:

it did not help