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

Diagram of dividing a decimal by a whole number

Example

Work out 2.4 divided by 5

Solution

Diagram of dividing a decimal by a whole number
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It is sometimes necessary to add a zero to the end of a decimal, as in this example (2.4 is the same as 2.40 but the question stays the same).
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