# 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.

Sources | `/macros/latex/contrib/longdivision` |

Documentation | |

Repository | https://github.com/hoodmane/longdivision |

Version | 1.2.1 2021-07-17 |

Licenses | The LaTeX Project Public License |

Maintainer | Hood Chatham |

Contained in | TeX Live as longdivision MiKTeX as longdivision |

Topics | Maths Arithmetic Experimental LaTeX3 |

See also | longdiv |

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## Announcements

- 2020-05-12 CTAN Update: longdivision
- 2019-03-26 CTAN update: longdivision
- 2017-02-07 CTAN Update: longdivision

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