How to Divide Double- and Triple-Digit Numbers into Four Digit Values - Dividing by two- and three-digit numbers are lengthy processes and take practice to master. Not most of us memorize he 33- or 47-times tables, therefore we have to adapt a handy track and an easier approach to solve the division problems. You may start slow at first, but with time it gets easier with continual practice. 1. Like in any other form of division, you will also need to look at the first digits of the larger number. Write the problem down like any other long divisor problem and start looking at the smaller number. Then figure out whether the smaller number would fit into the first digit of the larger number or not. 2. Since you cannot fit the two-digits number into a one-digit number, you will have to look at the first two digits of the dividend. Just like in regular division problems, move to the three digits if you still have an impossible division problem. 3. Calculate the number of times the first numbers would fit into the other. And in case you need to verify your answer, then check your answer with multiplication. Continue the division till the last number and find out the reminder if you get any. In case you get a zero at the end of the division, then you do not need to write the reminder.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to divide a four digit number by a three digit number. Divide 8897 by 120. 1. 7 times 120 is 840. 2. So we write 840 under 889 and 7 as quotient 3. On subtraction we get remainder 4 and bringing down 97 we get 497. 4. 4 times 120 is 480. 5. We write 480 under 497 and 17 as the remainder. 6. So the quotient is 74 and the remainder is 17.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Walks students step-by-step through dividing a four digit number by another four digit number.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Asks students to determine the quotient of various division problem. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

20 more problems to reinforce skills.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Reviews quadruple digit division problems for students to work on at home.

• ### Skill Quiz

Features 10 problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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