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Dividing A Decimal By A Whole Number

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In this lesson, we will look at dividing a decimal number by a whole number and dividing a decimal number by multiples of 10.

When dividing a decimal number by a whole number:

Step 1:
Perform the division in the same way as division of whole numbers

Step 2:
Place the decimal point of the quotient (answer) directly above the decimal point of the dividend.

Example :

Evaluate 51.6 ÷ 12


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The following video shows how to divide a decimal number by a whole number.

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