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  1. #1 Division algorithm 
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    Hey guys. This is probably a ridiculously simple question for an experienced mathematician, but I have a question about the division algorithm: the only examples I can find are examples where (I'm using letters as in the wiki article) a>b, but what about a<b? Is the algorithm only applicable when a>b? When a<b, I always find that q=0 and r=a...


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    Quote Originally Posted by grautskaahl
    Hey guys. This is probably a ridiculously simple question for an experienced mathematician, but I have a question about the division algorithm: the only examples I can find are examples where (I'm using letters as in the wiki article) a>b, but what about a<b? Is the algorithm only applicable when a>b? When a<b, I always find that q=0 and r=a...
    That would be correct.


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    Great, thanks!
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