Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals
by: Hunter Gonyo
How to Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals
Dividing decimals is similar to dividing whole numbers, you just have to find where the decimal will go first.
- Start by making the divisior a whole number by moving the decimal point to the right. If the divisor is already a whole number, skip step 2.
- Move the decimal point in the dividend by the same number of places.
- Place the decimal point in the answer so it lines up with the dividend.
- Divide the numbers and make sure the decimal points remain lined up.
- Check your work.