# Divide by 3

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A lot of times, you need to divide something by 3. One way is to multiply by $55.

## 16-bit dividend, no remainder

; divide 16 bit number by 3 by multiplying by 1/3 ; enter with ; A containing the hi byte of the number to be divided by 3 ; Y containing the lo byte of the number to be divided by 3 ; the hi byte of the partial product is kept in A or saved ; on the stack when neccessary ; the product (N/3 quotient) is returned hi byte in A, ; lo byte in Y .proc div3_ay ; save the number in lo_temp, hi_temp sty lo_temp sty lo_product sta hi_temp ldy #$09 clc bcc ENTER ; each pass through loop adds the number in ; lo_temp, hi_temp to the partial product and ; then divides the partial product by 4 LOOP: pha lda lo_product adc lo_temp sta lo_product pla adc hi_temp ENTER: ror ror lo_product lsr ror lo_product dey bne LOOP ldy lo_product rts .endproc

## 8-bit dividend, no remainder

; enter with number to be divided in A ; answer returned in A .proc div3_a sta temp lsr lsr adc temp ror lsr adc temp ror lsr adc temp ror lsr adc temp ror lsr rts .endproc