Bitesize has changed! We're updating subjects as fast as we can. Visit our new site to find Bitesize guides and clips - and tell us what you think!

Home > Maths > Number > Decimals




Dividing a decimal by a whole number

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


Work out 4.05 divided by 9


9 divided by 4.05 equals 0.45


Work out 2.4 divided by 5


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)


Decimals activity

Connect the dots with this decimals activity.


Whack Attack

Whack and zap mad professors and aliens!

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.