# Delightful Division 5: Quick Quartering!

## When you divide multiples of 100 by 4, there's a special shortcut that you can use!

(100x)/4 = 25x

## As you may have guessed, it has something to do with the number 25!

Pictured here is Mr. Four Digit of the Digit Family

Every professional mathematician knows that a number that reads **"00"** in the **ones' & tens'**
columns is a multiple of **100!**

__Examples:__

700/4 = 25 × 7 = 175

800/4 = 25 × 8 = 200

900/4 = 25 × 9 = 225

1,000/4 = 25 × 10 = 250

1,200/4 = 25 × 12 = 300

1,500/4 = 25 × 15 = 375

1,600/4 = 25 × 16 = 400

2,000/4 = 25 × 20 = 500

4,000/4 = 25 × 40 = 1,000

## If the dividend is a multiple of 100 & the divisor is 4, then you can simply divide the dividend by 100 & then multiply by 25 to get the correct quotient!
It's simple as that!

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