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Q: Why is the remainder less than the divisor?

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It SHOULD always be less than the divisor... Otherwise your answer is wrong.

No.

Divide it by the divisor (the denominator).

How to solve long division problem:When dividing two numbers, the dividend and divisor; the answer is the quotient.Make note of where decimal points is in the dividend and divisor.Simplify the long division problem by moving the decimals of the divisor and dividend by the same number of decimal places.Keep the numbers lined up straight from top to bottom.After each step, be sure the remainder for that step is less than the divisor. If it is not, there is a problem - check your math.In the end, any left over is called the remainder

You do not invert it. However, you can convert the remainder to a decimal by carrying out a long division of the remainder divided by the original divisor. For example, 13/3 = 4r1 Then, long division of the remainder (=1) by the divisor (=3) gives 0.33.... which is the converted remainder. The full quotient, in decimal form is 4.33...

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The remainder is less than the divisor because if the remainder was greater than the divisor, you have the wrong quotient. In other words, you should increase your quotient until your remainder is less than your divisor!

Because if the remainder is greater, then you could "fit" another divisor value into it. if they are equal, then you can divide it easily. Thus, the remainder is always lower than the divisor.

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It SHOULD always be less than the divisor... Otherwise your answer is wrong.

A remainder can be any non-negative number that is less than the divisor. If the remainder is bigger than the divisor, the divisor can go into it another one (or more) times until the remainder is brought into that range.

Nothing. The remainder has to be less than the divisor.

because the divisor wont work when you multiply it??

No it shouldn't because the divisor should always be bigger.

62. One less than the divisor.

24. It is always one less than the divisor.

The remainder must be less than the divisor, otherwise you are not doing the division correctly.

If you divide correctly, the remainder will always be less than the divisor.

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