Dividing Decimals – Definition with Examples

» Dividing Decimals – Definition with Examples

Dividing Decimals

A decimal number has a whole number part and the fractional part separated by a dot. The dot in a decimal number is called a decimal point. The digits following the decimal point show a value smaller than one.

Here’s an example of a decimal number 17.48, in which 17 is the whole number, and 48 is the decimal part.

A. Dividing a Decimal Number by a Whole Number

Divide 120.6 by 24

So, 120.6 ÷ 24 = 5.025

Example 2: Divide 230.5 by 5

So, 230.5 ÷ 5 = 46.1

B. Dividing a Decimal Number by Another Decimal Number

Example: Divide 4.88 by 0.4

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