Division of Decimal Numbers

1. How to divide a decimal number with a whole number?

If we have to divide the whole number with a decimal number then we will divide them as whole numbers but the decimal place will remain the same as it was in the original decimal number.

Example

12.96 \div 4 = 3.24

Here we divide the number 1296 with 4 as normal whole numbers and we put the decimal at the same place from the right as it was in 12.96.

2. How to divide Decimal numbers by 10,100 and 1000?

a. If we have to divide a decimal number by 10 then we will transfer the decimal point to the left by one place.

Example

5.37 \div 10 = 0.537

b. If we have to divide a decimal number by 100 then we will transfer the decimal point to the left by two places.

Example

253.37 \div 100 = 2.5337

c. If we have to divide a decimal number by 1000 then we will transfer the decimal point to the left by three places.

Example

255.37 \div 1000 = 0.25537

3. How to divide a decimal number by another decimal number?

To divide a decimal number with another decimal number

  • First, we have to convert the denominator as the whole number by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by 10, 100 , etc.
  • Now we can divide them as we had done before.

Example

Here we had converted denominator 2.4 in the whole number by multiplying by 10.Then divide it as usual .

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