Decimal Division

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This Demonstration shows how to do step-by-step decimal division.

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1. Write the original problem.

2. Remove the decimal points from the original numbers and divide.

3. Round the two original numbers and divide them to get a rough approximation of the final answer.

4. Place the decimal point into the answer from step 2 based on step 3.

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Contributed by: Sarah Lichtblau (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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