Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dividing Decimals by Thousand Or Large Numbers


In our previous posts, we talked about dividing decimals by tens and hundreds. Well, dividing decimals by thousands and even larger numbers is actually pretty much the same thing! Try it out!

Try It Out...

Let's say that we have a problem such as 54.3/1000. Follow these steps to figure out your quotient:
First, put it in proper format:

Then, just solve by doing this very easy method:
Just move the decimal point the number of zeros in your divisor from right to left (decrease)

That means the we will move the decimal point three places!
54.3 will then become 0.0543 OR .0543!
Now wasn't that easy!

 Sheet 1 Practice Problems on Dividing Decimals

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