Why does the long division algorithm work?

I am having trouble answering the following question. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Use long division to solve the following problem. How would you explain this algorithm conceptually to a 5th grader? In other words, why does this method work?

462 ÷ 3

Thanks in advance!

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  • Harish
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    462 ÷ 3

    = 154

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