How To Division Step by Step

whole numbers and decimals

Step 1 [estimating]

Say you had the problem 39.7 divided by 22. First thing you want to do is estimate the divisor which is 22,and as you know that is 20.Then you you estimate the divided which is the 39.7, but since you estimated the divisor to 20 the 39.7 should be a multiple of 20 so that would be 40.

Step 2 [dividing]

So after you estimated then you can divide 39.76 and 22

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1.) 22 l 39.7 write it out

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2.) 22 l39.7 bring up the decimal

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3.) 22 l39.7 see how many 22's can go into 39

__1.______

4.) 22 l39.7that amount of 22's you multiply and then subtract from 39 which is 17. - 22

17

___1._______

5.) 22l 39.7 then bring down your 7

-22

177

1. 5

6.) 22 l39.7 then see how many 22's go into 177

-22

177

-110


1 . 5

7.) l 39.7 subtract

-22

177

-110

7

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remainder bring up and add to your answer like 1.5 r 7

Check

check your answer to to your estimation 1.5 r 7 and 2 pretty close right !

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