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# Dividing by a multi-digit decimal

Dividing decimals involves a few simple steps. First, convert the divisor into a whole number by shifting the decimal point to the right. Apply the same process to the dividend. Then, perform regular division with the new numbers. Finally, position the decimal point in the quotient to match the dividend. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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• If I have a remainder how do I get rid of it? Someone told me you can do that.
• you cant really get rid of it. just add a zero to the end of the number in the division box thing. continue the prob. until you get an awnswer without a remainder.
• What do you do with a remainder when dividing decimals?
• The video is only for me, but you just turn it into a fraction, decimal, or remainder,
• Can you take the decimal out of the number, divide and put it back. I'm pretty sure it's not correct. So, if you multiply the decimal as much as you need to, you get a whole number and not to change the value you do the same two the number your dividing into. Is the correct? Are their other methods?
• If I'm reading your question right, then yeah you're right! The trick would be to know where to place your decimal point when you have your answer.

Another method to dividing would be to divide by the whole number first.
For example: 10.925/2.5
First you should find how many times 2.5 can go into 10, which is 4.
After that you have 0.925 left to divide, but 2.5 isn't gonna fit in 0.925 so the decimal point has to go after the 4.
Now you can use your other method to find how many times 25 goes into 925 which is 37.
• Is there a video for dividing a whole number from a fraction?
• why at do you multiply if you get the same answer?
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• Sal was showing a different way to do this. ( Hear him say rewrite?)
• hello im watching the video and I wonder how do you divide decimals,he gave a great exaplation and I got an A+ in math because of him so I just wanted to let you know keep doing what you are doing you are changing people lives...
Levi
• How can i divided 76.80 by0.8
• 76.80 = 76.8, so 76.80/0.8 = 76.8/0.8 .
Then, you multiply both sides by 10 to get 768/8.
768 = 720 + 48, so 768/8 = 90 + 6 = 96
• why is math always so hard?😭