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Dividing a decimal by a whole number

Remember to keep the decimal points aligned in the question and the answer.

Example

Work out 4.05 divided by 9

Solution:

9 divided by 4.05 equals 0.45

Example

Work out 2.4 divided by 5

Solution:

2.40 divided by 5 equals 0.48

It is sometimes necessary to add a '0' or '0's to the end of a decimal, as in this example (2.40 is the same as 2.4 but the question stays the same)

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