In this section we look at division involving decimals.
Q: 4321 ÷ 100
A: 43.21 (decimal point moved 2 places left because there are two zeros in 100)
Q: 126.3 ÷ 10
A: 12.63 (decimal point moved 1 place left because there is one zero in 10)
Practice Questions
Work out the answer to each of these questions then click on the button marked
to see whether you are correct.
(a) What is 235 ÷ 10 ?
(b) What is 201.3 ÷ 100 ?
Dividing by other numbers
Sometimes when we divide a whole number by another whole number we get a decimal answer.
Use the arrows below to view the slideshow which shows how you should do this type of division.
The example used is 74 ÷ 8.
Sometimes we want to divide a decimal number by another whole number.
Use the arrows below to view the slideshow which shows how you should do this type of division.
The example used is 93.56 ÷ 4.
Question 1
Carry out the following divisions.
Question 2
Carry out the following divisions.
Question 3
Carry out the following divisions.
Question 4
Carry out the following divisions.