So, how do we do a decimal division problem like 6.85 divided by .5?
Well, we already know how to divide a decimal by a whole number -- and it was pretty easy....
So, let's just turn these problems into the easy kind!
How do we do that? It looks like it's just a trick... But, I'll show you why it works!
Let's divide 6.85 by .5
Set it up:
Move the decimals to the right on both until you are dividing BY a whole number:
Now, go for it!
>> Remember, you can check this by multiplying
13.7 x .5