## Understand how to divide two 16 bits number in 8051 microcontroller?

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### Understand how to divide two 16 bits number in 8051 microcontroller?

Hello all,
I have this project to code in 8051 series, DS80C320-ECG (data source https://www.apogeeweb.net/productdetail ... g-juabqapc) showing: "Division of two 16 bit unsigned integers being in the internal memory, quotient and remainder should be stored".
I find a way to do it but there is a part of the program that i don't understand, I attach it.
I've noted which part i don't understand. By "don't understand", means that i'm not understanding why do we have to do all those calculations to find the quotient and the remainder.

Is there anyone have ideas of it? Or any advice?

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### Re: Understand how to divide two 16 bits number in 8051 microcontroller?

Try the attach again?
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### Re: Understand how to divide two 16 bits number in 8051 microcontroller?

unsigned 16 bit means all 16 bits contribute to the value, in signed, the MSB indicates negative or positive.

your link seemed to lead to a datasheet page, I don't want to find the relevant section you are referring to but I suppose you are seeing a programatical (code) example of how to do binary math, perhaps it would be good to review how this is done manually with pencil and paper. to divide two long words, one calculates a result for each bit. so the program would include some kind of shift and loop instruction 16 times

In any case, binary long division is explained here
https://byjus.com/maths/binary-division/

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### Re: Understand how to divide two 16 bits number in 8051 microcontroller?

Thank you for helping..
Can I extend that to binary. Do a trial subtract, record 1 if it stayed positive or revert and shift if trial was negative. Do that trial subtract 16 times when shift it to the right.

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