# ACT Math : How to divide decimals

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Divide Decimals

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 #21 : Other Decimals

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: