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This example has been taken directly from the solution given by Basic Math Decoded to the formulated problem.

**156794 ÷ 386**

**Place the divisor before the division bracket and place the dividend under it. The digits of the quotient must be written over the dividend.**

**From the left of the dividend (156794), take as many digits as necessary to form a number (1567) that will contain the divisor (386) at least once, but less than ten times.**

386)

**1567**94

**Determine how many times the divisor 386 is contained into the partial dividend 1567, and obtain the first digit of the quotient.**

**The answer is 4 (4 × 386 = 1544) but not 5 because 5 × 386 = 1930.**

**Place the answer (4) above the division bracket and directly above the last digit of the partial dividend (1567).**

__4__

386)

**1567**94

**Multiply the 4 by 386 and place the result (1544) below the partial dividend 1567.**

__4__

386)156794

**1544**

**Draw a line under the 1544 and subtract it from 1567 (1567 - 1544 = 23). The difference can never be greater than the divisor, if so, you selected an incorrect value, and must select a bigger one.**

**Bring down the next digit of the dividend (9) and place it to the right of the difference (23), making it 239.**

__4__

386)1567

**9**4__1544__

23

**9**

**Determine how many times the divisor 386 is contained into 239 and place the answer to the right of the existing digits of the quotient.**

**The answer is 0 (0 × 386 = 0) but not 1 because 1 × 386 = 386.**

__4__

__0__

386)156794

__1544__

239

**Multiply the 0 by 386 and place the result (0) below the 239.**

__4__

__0__

386)156794

__1544__

239

**0**

**Draw a line under the 0 and subtract it from 239 (239 - 0 = 239). The difference can never be greater than the divisor, if so, you selected an incorrect value, and must select a bigger one.**

**Bring down the next digit of the dividend (4) and place it to the right of the difference (239), making it 2394.**

__40__

386)15679

**4**__1544__

239

__0__

239

**4**

**Determine how many times the divisor 386 is contained into 2394 and place the answer to the right of the existing digits of the quotient.**

**The answer is 6 (6 × 386 = 2316) but not 7 because 7 × 386 = 2702.**

__40__

__6__386)156794

__1544__

239

__0__

2394

**Multiply the 6 by 386 and place the result (2316) below the 2394.**

__40__

__6__386)156794

__1544__

239

__0__

2394

**2316**

**Draw a line under the 2316 and subtract it from 2394 (2394 - 2316 = 78). The difference can never be greater than the divisor, if so, you selected an incorrect value, and must select a bigger one.**

**There are no digits in the dividend to bring down so 406 is the quotient and 78 is the remainder.**

__406__

386)156794

__1544__

239

__0__

2394

__2316__

78

**Final answer**

__406__R 78

386)156794

__1544__

239

__0__

2394

__2316__

78