Let's look at some more examples of dividing a decimal by a whole number. Example 2: Analysis: 0 does not divide 6, Bring down the 3. 3 does not divide 6 . The trick is to get rid of the decimal point from the number we are dividing by. How? We can But we must do the same thing to both numbers in the division. Multiply the divisor by as many 10's as necessary until we get a whole number. If the divisor is not a whole number, move decimal point to right to make it a whole number and move Keep dividing until the answer terminates or repeats.
Dividing with decimals works exactly like regular long division with just one difference. Let's divide by 5: divided by 5. Set it up the usual way. And just as there is a correct way to multiply and divide whole numbers, so, too, Note that the decimal points do not have to be aligned as for addition and.