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 over one (or more) spaces for both numbers:
Now, practice on these Decimal Worksheets.