Divide Decimals

This tutorial will explain how to divide decimals.

Steps for Dividing Decimals


  1. The divisor (the number outside of division box) can NOT be a decimal.
  2. Move the decimal point so it is a whole number.
  3. Move the decimal point the same amount of places in the dividend (number inside the division box).
  4. Place a decimal point straight up where you write your answer, rewrite problem.
  5. Divide like the numbers are whole numbers.


Example of Dividing Decimals

Here is an example of dividing decimals.

Divide Decimals

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