Move the decimal point in the answer one place to the left for each
number that is to the right of a decimal in each of the numbers being multiplied:
NOTE: There are a total of four numbers to the right
of decimals in the numbers being multiplied.
NOTE: The decimal was moved as many places to
Multiply the following:
Answers: (1) 36.752, (2) 55.335, (3) 14.76,
1-19. DIVIDING DECIMALS
Use the following steps when dividing decimals:
STEP 1: Set up to divide, ensuring that the number after the division sign ()
is the divisor (the number to be divided into the other number).
STEP 2: Move the decimal point in the divisor as many places to the right as
is necessary to make it a whole number.
STEP 3: Move the decimal point in the dividend (the number being divided)
the same number of places to the right.
STEP 4: Place the decimal in the answer directly above the decimal in the
dividend and complete the division.
12.5 0.625 = ____________
Set up to divide ensuring that the number after the division sign is the