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March 14th, 2014, 09:55 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2014 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Dividing Very Large Numbers
Hello all, this is my first post on this forum, and probably not my last. I would like to break down the process of dividing very large numbers so that I can write a computer program to help divide very large numbers. I have some idea about how the program portion would work, the part that I am struggling with is the actually math involved with doing such a large calculation. I was thinking of doing some sort of brute force style calculation by breaking up the numbers into sections and then trying to the calculation in parts. Example: 200+ digit number divide by a 50+ digit number. I was thinking of starting with first 50+ digits of the 200+dn then looping through the next 150+ digits in a kind of computer version of long division. Does this sound crazy, because I can't seem to figured out the programming portion and I think it's because I don't understand the math enough. Thanks for the help! Let me know if something doesn't make sense. 
March 14th, 2014, 03:39 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2014 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Re: Dividing Very Large Numbers
Please ignore. I will post in a more appropriate group. I just realized this was for middle school and elementary math. Sorry.


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