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Example Question #1 : How To Divide Decimals
What is ?
0.625 is equal to , while .25 is equal to . Dividing by fractions is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal of the divisor. Thus, which equals , which simplifies to 2.5.
Example Question #2 : How To Divide Decimals
Eliminate the decimal place on the denominator by moving the decimal place 2 spaces to the right. Follow suit for the numerator. The decimal place should also move the same number of units to the right. Evaluate.
Example Question #3 : How To Divide Decimals
Rewrite so that both are in fraction form.
Convert the division sign to multiplication, and take the reciprocal of the 2nd term.