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Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers. Mrs. Sherwood. Today we will…. Divide a decimal by a whole number. Show a remainder as a decimal. Round a decimal to the nearest tenth. Step 1. Place the decimal point in the quotient above the decimal point in the dividend. Step 2.

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## Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers

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**Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers**Mrs. Sherwood**Today we will…**• Divide a decimal by a whole number. • Show a remainder as a decimal. • Round a decimal to the nearest tenth.**Step 1**Place the decimal point in the quotient above the decimal point in the dividend. .**Step 2**Divide as with whole numbers. 6.6 -24 24 24 - 0**Step 3**Check your answer. Multiply the quotient by the divisor. Your answer should be the dividend. 6.6 X 4 26.4**Now try these two.**42.8 2.61 How did you do?**Dividing Whole Numberswith a Decimal Quotient**Step 1: Think: Instead of leaving a remainder, add zeros to the dividend and continue to work the problem until your remainder is zero. 6 -120 10**Showing the Remainder as a Decimal.**Step 2: Place the decimal point in the quotient above the decimal point in the dividend. Add a zero to the dividend. Continue dividing. -120 100 -100**Now you try.**Hint:You may need to add more than one zero!**Check your answers.**-36 -8 10 46 -8 -40 20 60 -56 -20 40 -40**Let’s try rounding to the nearest 10th.**• Look at the number to the right of the number in the 10ths place. • If it is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, round down. • If it is 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, round up. • .925 rounds to .9 .925 .9 3.5 3.467 26.45 26.5 4.01 4 325.23 325.2

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