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RE: How do you divide?

From: Daniel Marquès Solé <dani@wiris.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:47:30 +0100
To: Stephen Watt <smwatt@gmail.com>
CC: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B3A97FE6657B3941A2BE77937D5AF3CA02A625C7EA@mbx03.exchange.lan>
Hello Stephen,

It is really interesting. I had no idea that there were so many ways to do the division. The whole list is automatically doubled if you omit the step of writing the "auxiliary products".
For example, in Spain we do not use to write them. See attached image. So maybe it should be a way to specify that.


Daniel Marques

-----Mensaje original-----
De: www-math-request@w3.org [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org] En nombre de Stephen Watt
Enviado el: miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2009 18:47
Para: www-math@w3.org
Asunto: How do you divide?

Dear www-math participants:

Can I ask you to please spend about 30 seconds participating in a
mathematical survey?  It might even be interesting to you.

The 3rd edition of MathML will include elements to portray certain
elementary arithmetic operations.   In this case we want to make sure
that the main variants for long division are covered.

Could you please visit the link


and select which method(s) you learned for long division?   It would
be helpful if you indicated which country you were living in at the

Thank you,


(image/png attachment: spain.png)

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