# How do you divide decimals by decimals?

Asked By: Suifen Hanslwirt | Last Updated: 4th March, 2020

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Example: 15 divided by 0.2

The number we **divide**by is called the divisor. To

**divide decimal**numbers: Multiply the divisor by as many 10's as necessary until we get a whole number. Remember to multiply the dividend by the same number of 10's.

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Consequently, how do you divide a decimal number by another decimal?

**To divide a decimal by another decimal:**

- Move the decimal point in the divisor to the right until it is a whole number.
- Move the decimal point in the dividend to the right by the same number of places as the decimal point was moved to make the divisor a whole number.
- Then divide the new dividend by the new divisor.

Also, how do we multiply decimals? **Multiply the numbers just as if they were whole numbers.**

- Line up the numbers on the right - do not align the decimal points.
- Starting on the right, multiply each digit in the top number by each digit in the bottom number, just as with whole numbers.
- Add the products.

Just so, how do I divide fractions?

**In order, the steps are:**

- Leave the first fraction in the equation alone.
- Turn the division sign into a multiplication sign.
- Flip the second fraction over (find its reciprocal).
- Multiply the numerators (top numbers) of the two fractions together.
- Multiply the denominators (bottom numbers) of the two fractions together.

How do you divide decimals when the divisor is bigger?

**Perform the division.**

- Remember to place a zero in the quotient when the divisor is larger than the dividend.
- Place the decimal point in your quotient.
- Check your answer: Multiply the divisor by the quotient to see if you get the dividend.