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Now You Can BEAT Long Division!6e852_..25__.12__________1426 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54ii i i

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Long division getting you down? Yeah, it used to bother me too.But then I discovered…Sticks & Stones

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Sticks & Stones… Safe… Sugar-free… Low in calories and SO EASY TO USE!

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To use “Sticks & Stones”, start with a long division problem.5e595Honestly, “Sticks & Stones” is GREAT!

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Next, list the first 9 multiples of the divisor.5e59555 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45The DIVISOR is the number that does the dividing.

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Now look at the first digit of the dividend.5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45The DIVIDEND is the number that is being divided.5

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Since you can take 1 multiple out of this digit, draw 1 “stick” under it.5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 455__

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Since you drew 1 “stick”, place a 1 on top to represent it.5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 455_1I cannot tell a lie. “Sticks & Stones” is the BEST !

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Bring down the next number. 5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9

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You can take 1 multiple out of this number, so draw 1 “stick” .5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9__Wait, that only takes out “5”. What about the rest of the “9”?

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Count up from the last “stick” (5) and draw a “stone” for each remaining number until you reach 9.5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9_....6This “stick” equals 5!789

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Place a 1 on top to represent the 1 “stick” that you drew, then put a 4 underneath the “stones”. 5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9_....14Where did the “4” come from?

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The 4 comes from the 4 “stones that were drawn. 5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9_....14Where did the “4” come from?

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Now bring down the last digit. 5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9_....145iii“Sticks & Stones” is better than pizza!

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Draw 1 “stick” for every multiple you can take out of the number. 5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9_....14iii5___________________________

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Place a “9” on top to represent the number of “sticks” drawn. 5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9_....14iii5__________________9“Sticks & Stones” is a real gift!

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Since there are no more numbers to bring down, you are finished! 5e5955 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45_1i9_....14iii5__________________9

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Now you have seen Sticks & Stones ! Let’s try another…4e219

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First, list the multiples of the divisor (the number doing the dividing).4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 364

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Now look at the first digit in the dividend (the number being divided).4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 362Hey! That number is too small to be divided by 4!

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That’s right! So now you will have to look at the first 2 digits together!4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 362Hey! That number is too small to be divided by 4!1

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Now draw 1 “stick” for each multiple that you can remove from the number 21.4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 3621Hmmm…I can go all the way up to 20, so I can draw 5 sticks!

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Now draw 1 “stick” for each multiple that you can remove from the number 21.4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 3621Hmmm…I can go all the way up to 20, so I can draw 5 sticks!__4__8__12__16__20

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Hmmm… those 5 “sticks” only took us up to 20… How do we get to 21?4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 3621__________

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That’s right, count on from 20 until we reach 21, and draw a “stone” for each number.4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 3621__________.These 5 “sticks” represent 20.This “stone” makes 21.

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Now, place a “5” on top to represent the 5 “sticks”.4e2194 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36__________.Place a “1” below to represent the “stone”.51