Unit 8 Section 2 : Division Methods for Whole Numbers and Decimals

In this section we look at division involving decimals.

Example Questions

Dividing by 10, 100, 1000 etc.
We can divide by numbers like 10, 100, 1000 and so on by moving the decimal point.
We move the decimal point left by as many places as there are zeros in the number we divide by.

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 Click on this button below to see the correct answer 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.

Division of whole numbers with a decimal answer
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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.

Division of a decimal number by a whole number
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Exercises

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Question 1
Carry out the following divisions.

(a) 12 10
(b) 5728 10
(c) 3714 100
(d) 750 100
(e) 7001 1000
(f) 6420 1000

Question 2
Carry out the following divisions.

(a) 69 3
(b) 4545 9
(c) 6612 3
(d) 2947 7
(e) 7404 6
(f) 37050 5

Question 3
Carry out the following divisions.

(a) 21 4
(b) 81 2
(c) 162 4
(d) 263 4
(e) 84 8
(f) 241 8

Question 4
Carry out the following divisions.

(a) 2.54 2
(b) 21.63 3
(c) 10.24 4
(d) 87.5 5
(e) 918.4 7
(f) 49.24 4


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