Dividing decimals by 10, 100, 1,000

Dividing by 10

When you divide by 10, each digit moves one place to the right. Hundreds become tens, tens become units, units become tenths and tenths become hundredths.

Diagram explaining dividing a decimal by 10

Dividing by 10

What is 27 divided by 10?

Dividing by 100

When you divide by {100}, each digit moves two places to the right.

Diagram explaining dividing a decimal by 100

Dividing by 100

What is 2 divided by 100?

Dividing by 1,000

When you divide by {1,000}, each digit moves three places to the right.

Diagram explaining dividing a decimal by 1000

Dividing by 1,000

What is 30 divided by 1,000?