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.

  1. 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.
  2. Move the decimal point in the dividend by the same number of places.
  3. Place the decimal point in the answer so it lines up with the dividend.
  4. Divide the numbers and make sure the decimal points remain lined up.
  5. Check your work.

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