The right shift operator will divide by powers of 2. That's the only shortcut I use. Here are a few notes on Binary Division which might be fun.
Is this a bar bet or a school assignment? [ October 08, 2007: Message edited by: Stan James ]
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Implement binary long division. Sure, regular base 10 long division uses a divide operation, but since the binary equivalent needs to arrive at either a 0 or a 1, you could get away with an if statement.
This algorithm would be O(log product), while the subtraction algorithm would be O(result).
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