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Divide a 16-bit Number by an 8-bit Number | 8086

In this tutorial, we will learn how to divide a 16-bit number by an 8-bit number in 8086 Microprocessor? By Ayush Sharma Last updated : May 22, 2023

Problem Statement

Write an assembly language program in 8086 microprocessor to divide a 16 bit number by an 8 bit number.


  1. Assign value 500 in SI and 600 in DI
  2. Move the contents of [SI] in BL and increment SI by 1
  3. Move the contents of [SI] and [SI + 1] in AX
  4. Use DIV instruction to divide AX by BL
  5. Move the contents of AX in [DI].
  6. Stop the program.

Assumption: Initial value of each segment register is 00000.

Calculation of physical memory address: Memory Address = Segment Register * 10(H) + offset,

8086 program to divide a 16-bit number by an 8-bit number

0400MOV SI, 500SI <- 500
0403MOV DI, 600DI <- 600
0406MOV BL, [SI]BL <- [SI]
0408INC SISI <- SI + 1
0409MOV AX, [SI]AX <- [SI]
040DMOV [DI], AX[DI] <- AX
040FHLTEnd of program


Registers used AX, BL, SI, DI

  1. MOV SI, 500 assigns 500 to SI
  2. MOV DI, 600 assigns 600 to DI
  3. MOV BL, [SI] moves the content of [SI] to BL register i.e. value of divisor will be stored in BL
  4. INC SI increment the content of SI by 1
  5. MOV AX, [SI] moves the content of [SI] and [SI + 1] to AX register i.e. value of dividend will be stored in AX
  6. DIV BL divide the content of AX by BL, after execution of this instruction the quotient get stored in AL and remainder in AH
  7. MOV [DI], AX moves the content of AX to [DI]
  8. HLT stops executing the program and halts any further execution

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