Negative Numbers:Long Division
Ready to keep your signs straight? These long division worksheets have negative divisors and negative quotients (or both!). Some negative division problems include remainders.
Negative Numbers and Long Division
If you've practiced a worksheet or two from the early sets of worksheets, then you'll know the drill here. Long dicision of negative numbers follows the same rules as regular long division, with one extra step... You need to find the sign of the quotient by looking at the signs on the divisor and the divedend in the problem...
- A positive divided by a positive gives a positive quotient
- A negative divided by a negative gives a positive quotient
- A positive divided by a negative gives a negative quotient
- A negative divided by a positive gives a negative quotient
Dividing with multi-digit negative numbers is easy if you've already able to do long division problems. To start, figure out the sign of the answer using the division rules above, then solve the long division problem normally as if both numbers were positive. Finally, assign the correct sign to the quotient and you're done!