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A Multiple-Precision Division Algorithm
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  • David M. Smith, Loyola Marymount University
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The classical algorithm for multiple-precision division normalizes digits during each step and sometimes makes correction steps when the initial guess for the quotient digit turns out to be wrong. A method is presented that runs faster by skipping most of the intermediate normalization and recovers from wrong guesses without separate correction steps.
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First published in Mathematics of Computation in 1996, published by the American Mathematical Society

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Smith, D. M. A Multiple-Precision Division Algorithm, Mathematics of Computation. vol. 65 (1996) pp. 157-163.