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Subtraction and Division in base b

Long Division in any base is related to subtraction, for division is essentially a repeated subtraction.

Subtraction

See binary subtraction explained. This operation is similar in all bases, except that the method of complements is suitable only for binary - so that we can say there are two methods of doing subtraction in binary.

Long Division
See binary division explained.

(G.R.T.)

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