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Example Question #1 : How To Divide Decimals
simplify: 0.2 ÷ 0.04
0.2 ÷ 0.04 <- easiest way to approach is to move the decimal to the right (the same amount of spaces on each side) so that the decimal disappears
since 0.04 has 2 spaces and 0.2 only has 1, move the decimal 2 spaces to the right on each side
0.2 ÷ 0.04 = 20 ÷ 4 = 5
Example Question #2 : How To Divide Decimals
If the cost of 20 equally priced pencils cost $5.80, then at the same rate what is the greatest number of pencils you can purchase for $50?
Remeber for this problem that you cannot spend more than $50. First find the price of each pencil by 5.80/20 = 29 cents. And then use this to do 50/0.29 = 172.41. So the greatest number of pencils you can purchase for $50 is 172 pencils.
Example Question #3 : How To Divide Decimals
Charlie has charges on his credit card of $63.70, $37.32, and $81.78. If he pays down half his bill at once, and then pays the rest in four equal monthly installments, how much is each monthly installment?
Adding all the charges together and dividing by 2 yields $91.40. Dividing this by 4 yields a monthly installment of $22.85.
Example Question #4 : How To Divide Decimals
Multiply both the numerator and denominator by some power of 10 to get rid of the decimals; in this case, multiply both by 10,000.