## Divide Decimals by Tenths

### Dividing Decimals: Learn

The procedure for the division of decimals is very similar to the division of whole numbers.

How to divide a decimal number by a one digit decimal number (e.g. 0.424 ÷ 0.8):

Place the divisor (0.8) before the division bracket and place the dividend (0.424) under it.

0.8 | 0 | . | 4 | 2 | 4 |

In this lesson, the divisors will all have decimal digits into the tenths. To simplify the problem, multiply both the divisor and dividend by 10 so that the divisor is not a decimal but a whole number. In other words move the decimal point one place to the right in both the divisor and dividend.

8 | 4 | . | 2 | 4 |

Bring the decimal point up directly above where it is in the dividend.

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8 | 4 | . | 2 | 4 |

Proceed with normal long division, using placeholder zeros as necessary

0 | . | 5 | 3 | ||

8 | 4 | . | 2 | 4 | |

- | 4 | 0 | |||

2 | 4 | ||||

- | 2 | 4 | |||

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