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Dividing by 10, 100, and 1000

Divide by 10

When we divide by 10, every figure moves one place to the right. Thousands become hundreds, hundreds become tens and tens become units.

Dividing by 10

2 in the hundreds column, 7 in the tens, 0 in the units

What is 270 divided by 10?

Divide by 100

When we divide by 100, every figure moves two places to the right. Thousands become tens, hundreds become units, and tens and units become fractions of a unit.

Dividing by 100

1 in the thousands column, 3 in the hundreds, 0 in the tens and 0 in the units column.

What is 1300 divided by 100?

Divide by 1000

When we divide by 1000, every figure moves three places to the right. Thousands become units. Hundreds, tens and units become fractions of a unit.

Dividing by 1000

Nothing in the thousands, hundreds, or tens column. 4 in the units column

Each figure has moved three places to the right. 4.000 is the same as 4, so we remove the zeros. 4000 divided by 1000 = 4



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