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How to Divide Numbers with Decimals

This is the fourth part and the conclusion of the Operations on Decimals series. In this post, we are going to discuss how to divide numbers with decimals.

In the examples below, it is assumed that you already know how to divide decimal numbers by whole numbers. Therefore, the basic idea is to eliminate the decimal point of the divisor. It can done by multiplying both the divisor and the dividend by powers of 10.

Example 1: What is 18.5 divided by 0.2?

To get rid of the decimal point in 0.2, we multiply it by 0. If we do this, we also multiply 8.5 by 10. This gives us 185 divided by 2 which 92.5. Continue Reading