Flag Method (Direct Division Method )- Division in Vedic Mathematics Direct Flag Method is a General Method of Vedic Mathematics is used to carry division of ANY types of numbers. Prerequisites: In this post you will see Flag Method Division of Vedic mathematics. Before starting, It is very important to know Vinculum & playing with Quotients & Remainders. Examples: Also Read More Division Sutras in Vedic Mathematics Single Digit Flag #1. 1234/12 Dividend = 1234 and Divisor = 12. Split divisor (12) in 2 parts (1 and 2) where division will be carried using ONLY 1(new divisor) and 2 is called as flag. As flag is single digit, Split dividend in 2 parts such that 2nd part will have same number as that of flag i.e. 1 digit. Process (see the example for each step): Division of 1 by 1 (Q=1 and R= 0). Write Q=1 and carry forward the R=0(written in white under and between 1&2). Multiply the new Q(1) with the flag(2) and subtract this product from 02 = 0 and divide this subtraction by 1. It gives Q= 0 and R= 0(Carry forward R=0). (i.e. Multiply, Subtract, Divide) Follow same above process, So multiply new Q(0) with flag(2) and subtract this product from 03 = 3 and divide this subtraction by 1. It gives Q= 3 and R= 0(Carry forward R=0). For remainder we carry same process EXCEPT we don’t divide. (i.e. Multiply, Subtract) So multiply new Q(3) with flag(2) and subtract this product from 04 = -2. As we get negative subtraction, we reduce the quotient by 1 and increase the remainder by the 1st multiplier of new multiplier (1X1 =1). So new Q = 2 and new R =1. (Refer Topic How to Play with Quotient and Remainder). We carry this method till we don’t have negative subtraction. Now Multiply the new Q(2) with the flag(2) and subtract this product from 14 = 10(positive) and put it down as it is. So final answer: Quotient = 102 and Remainder = 10 (Remainder should always < Divisor| (How to Play with Quotient and Remainder). More … [Read more...]