Multiplying and dividing decimals

By David Busch

Where we multiply and divide decimals in the real world

We multiply decimals in money, in papers, and in numbers. We divide decimals also in money, also in papers and also in numbers.

Dividing decimals

You and your two friends are splitting a cookie and you want to plit it evenly. What decimal of the cookie do you have?Hint: there will be one part of the cookie left.


You and your four brothers and sisters are splitting your Birthday cake.Then you say you don't want a piece.How much of the cake do your brothers and sisters get?


You and your mom are splitting a small cookie cake and you want to plit it evenly.How much of the cake do you get?