ACT Math : How to divide decimals

Example Questions

Example Question #307 : Arithmetic

What is ?

Explanation:

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 #311 : Arithmetic

Divide:

Explanation:

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.

Divide: