Dividing Decimals

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Examples, videos and solutions that will explain how to divide decimals.

How to divide decimals?

  1. Make the divisor a whole number by moving the decimal point to the right.
  2. Move the decimal point the same number of decimal places to the right of the dividend that you did for the divisor.
  3. Divide as usual.
  4. Place the decimal point in the quotient directly above the decimal point in the dividend.

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This video gives the basic idea of how to divide numbers involving decimals and does 3 examples.

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Math Made Easy: Decimal Division
Division with decimals is tricky because not only do you have to put the decimal in the right place in your answer, but often you have to move around decimals before you can even solve the division problem. Dividing decimals, step by step, examples

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