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Divide by Powers of Ten

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Examples, videos, stories and solutions to help Grade 5 students learn how to divide by powers of ten.

A shortcut to multiplying and dividing numbers by powers of 10.
1. When multiplying by powers of 10, move the decimal point one place to the right for each power of ten.
2. When dividing by powers of 10, move the decimal point one place to the left for each power of ten.

The following diagram shows how to multiply and divide numbers by powers of 10. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions.

Multiply, Divide by powers of 10

Dividing by powers of 10
How to divide by powers of 10?



Dividing by Powers of Ten
This video explains how to divide whole numbers and decimals by powers of ten.
Multiply and Divide by Powers of 10
A little shortcut when it comes to multiplying and dividing decimal number by powers of 10.


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