We have learned **how to multiply 2-digit by 1-digit numbers mentally** and in this post, we are going to discuss its corresponding method in division. Division seems to be the most difficult operation in mental calculation, but with the right strategy, it can be done. In the discussion, we will start with easy examples and then proceed to more complicated examples later.

**Example 1: 52 ÷ 4**

*Solution:*

We can separate 52 into 40 and 12. Then, we can divide 40 by 4 which is equal to 10. Next, we can divide 12 by 4 which is equal to 3. So, we have 10 + 3 = 13.

40/4 = 10

12/4 = 3

So, the answer is 10 + 3 = 13. Continue reading