How to calculate 5 divided by 4

Here we will show you step-by-step with detailed explanation how to calculate 5 divided by 4 using long division.

Before you continue, note that in the problem 5 divided by 4, the numbers are defined as follows:

5 = dividend
4 = divisor

Step 1:
Start by setting it up with the divisor 4 on the left side and the dividend 5 on the right side like this:
 4 ⟌ 5

Step 2:
The divisor (4) goes into the first digit of the dividend (5), 1 time(s). Therefore, put 1 on top:

 1 4 ⟌ 5

Step 3:
Multiply the divisor by the result in the previous step (4 x 1 = 4) and write that answer below the dividend.

 1 4 ⟌ 5 4

Step 4:
Subtract the result in the previous step from the first digit of the dividend (5 - 4 = 1) and write the answer below.

 1 4 ⟌ 5 - 4 1

You are done.

The answer is the top number and the remainder is the bottom number.

Therefore, the answer to 5 divided by 4 calculated using Long Division is:

1
1 Remainder

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If you enter 5 divided by 4 into a calculator, you will get:

1.25

The answer to 5 divided by 4 can also be written as a mixed fraction as follows:

1 1/4

Note that the numerator in the fraction above is the remainder and the denominator is the divisor.

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