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You can use estimation and place value to help you figure out where to place the first digit.

An estimation, like 600 divided by 6, will show you that the answer should be around 100, not 10 or 1000.

Yes, that's true.

Mental math like if 12 into 72 it will not be a double digit if you divide 100 by 10 it will be double digits. Most times if you have a tripple digit number and divide it by double digit the answer will be a double digit.

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You can use estimation and place value to help you figure out where to place the first digit.

by rounding 624 down to 600, you know that 600 divided by 6 is 100, so the first digit will probably be a 1

An estimation, like 600 divided by 6, will show you that the answer should be around 100, not 10 or 1000.

Yes, that's true.

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Mental math like if 12 into 72 it will not be a double digit if you divide 100 by 10 it will be double digits. Most times if you have a tripple digit number and divide it by double digit the answer will be a double digit.

You can't tell anything about the quotient until you know whatthe divisor is going to be.-- If I divide your 4,796 by 4, the quotient is 1,199 . . . 4 digits.-- And if I divide it by 2,398, the quotient is 2 . . . . only 1 digit.

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500. The smallest 3 digit quotient is 100, so 5 x 100 = 500.

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0.5416 The 6 is overlined.