124

Factor 4 out of 12.

4⋅34

Factor 4 out of 4.

4⋅34(1)

Cancel the common factor.

4⋅34⋅1

Rewrite the expression.

31

31

Set up the division problem in long division format.

1 | 3 |

Divide 3 by 1. Place this digit in the quotient on top of the division symbol.

3 | |

1 | 3 |

Multiply the newest quotient digit (3) by the divisor 1.

3 | |

1 | 3 |

– | 3 |

Subtract 3 from 3.

3 | |

1 | 3 |

– | 3 |

0 |

The result of division of 31 is 3.

3

Convert to a Mixed Number 12/4