# CTAN Update: longdivision

Updated to support custom digit separators, decimal separators, optionally hide separators from division work, fix several minor bugs and remove deprecated expl3 commands.

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/longdivision The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/longdivision/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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## longdivision – Typesets long division

This package executes the long division algorithm and typesets the solutions. The dividend must be a positive decimal number and the divisor must be a positive integer. Repeating decimals is handled correctly, putting a bar over the repeated part of the decimal. Dividends up to 20 digits long are handled gracefully (though the typeset result will take up about a page), and dividends between 20 and 60 digits long slightly less gracefully.

The package defines two macros, `\longdivision` and
`\intlongdivision`. Each takes two arguments, a dividend
and a divisor. `\longdivision` keeps dividing until the
remainder is zero, or it encounters a repeated remainder.
`\intlongdivision` stops when the dividend stops (though
the dividend doesn’t have to be an integer).

This package depends on the xparse package from the l3packages bundle.

Package | longdivision |

Version | 1.2.1 2021-07-17 |

Maintainer | Hood Chatham |