1.1

5)5.5

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5

5

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b. A whole number may be divided by a decimal by:

(1)

Making the divisor a whole number by moving the decimal point to the

right as many places as necessary.

(2)

Placing a decimal point after the whole number (dividend) and then

moving the decimal point the same number of places to the right as the decimal point in

the divisor was moved.

(3)

Divide in the usual manner.

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0.2)55 = 0.2.)55.0. = 02)550.

Thus, 55 : 0.2 = 275

c.

Now to divide a decimal by a decimal, all we do is:

(1)

Make the divisor a whole number.

(2)

Move the decimal point in the dividend the same number of places as

the decimal in the divisor was moved.

(3)

Place the decimal point in the quotient directly above the decimal point

in the dividend.

(4)

Divide in the usual manner.

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2.5.)5.2.5 = 25)52.5 = 2.1

Thus 5.25 : 2.5 = 2.1

d. If a decimal is to be divided by a multiple of ten (10, 100, 1000, etc.), move

the decimal point as many places to the left as there are zeroes in the divisor.

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