Year 7 Interactive Maths - Second Edition

## Division of a Decimal by a Whole Number

To divide a decimal by a whole number, divide as you would for whole numbers; and place a decimal point in the answer so that it lines up with the decimal point in the dividend.

If after dividing you have a remainder, add a zero to the dividend and continue to divide until there is no remainder or the decimals recur (i.e. repeat).

#### Example 26

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#### Example 27

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#### Example 28

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#### Example 29

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###### Note:
• We added a trailing zero to 7.4 when 4 would not divide into 2.
• Adding a trailing zero (or zeros) to a decimal number does not alter its value.

#### Example 30

##### Solution:

Alternatively, we can set out the solution as follows: