423

Factor 3 out of 42.

3⋅143

Factor 3 out of 3.

3⋅143(1)

Cancel the common factor.

3⋅143⋅1

Rewrite the expression.

141

141

Set up the division problem in long division format.

1 | 1 | 4 |

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

1 | ||

1 | 1 | 4 |

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

1 | ||

1 | 1 | 4 |

– | 1 |

Subtract 1 from 1.

1 | ||

1 | 1 | 4 |

– | 1 | |

0 |

Bring down the next number of the dividend.

1 | ||

1 | 1 | 4 |

– | 1 | |

0 | 4 |

Divide 4 by 1. Place this digit in the quotient on top of the division symbol.

1 | 4 | |

1 | 1 | 4 |

– | 1 | |

0 | 4 |

Multiply the newest quotient digit (4) by the divisor 1.

1 | 4 | |

1 | 1 | 4 |

– | 1 | |

0 | 4 | |

– | 4 |

Subtract 4 from 4.

1 | 4 | |

1 | 1 | 4 |

– | 1 | |

0 | 4 | |

– | 4 | |

0 |

The result of division of 141 is 14.

14

Convert to a Mixed Number 42/3