Dividing Decimals Animations

How to Divide Decimals

Dividing Decimals (read that page if you want) has two steps:

  • Use Long Division (ignoring the decimal point)
  • Then put the decimal point in the same spot as the dividend (the number being divided)

It is easy to show in an animation (press the play button):

This only works when dividing by a whole number ...

... but we can easily change the divisor to a whole number by shifting the decimal point of both numbers:


Now, practice on these Decimal Worksheets.