How To: Divide decimal numbers by whole numbers in basic math

Divide decimal numbers by whole numbers in basic math

Your first step is to bring your decimal point up to the top of the equation. The you divide the whole number into the decimal number. In this instance, 5 into 1.25. 5 goes into 1 0 times, so you put the zero in the first space. 5 goes into 12 twice, so you place a 2 up top, after the decimal. Then you subtract 10 from the 12 to leave you with a 2. This then gets added on to the 5, so you divide 2 into 25 giving you 5. So your answer is 0.15. You can then do this for any whole number and fraction.

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