Dividing Decimals: Steps, Rules & Examples


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If you're dividing 1.72 by 8.6, how many places to the right will you need to move the decimal point in the divisor and dividend?

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1. Find the quotient of 50 divided by 0.1.

2. In the division problem 0.86 / 0.02, what would be the new dividend once you move the decimal as needed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chances are you've learned basic and long division, but dividing with decimals brings a whole new set of steps and rules. In this quiz, you'll be asked to apply these steps and divide with decimals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz of division with decimals assesses your understanding of:

  • How many places to move the decimal point in a divisor
  • The new dividend in a given problem after moving the decimal
  • All the necessary steps in calculating division problems involving decimals

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on dividing decimals
  • Problem solving - use this information in successfully calculating division problems that use decimals
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about dividing decimals

Additional Learning

The lesson Dividing Decimals Steps & Rules provides you with the following objectives:

  • Reviewing the terminology of division
  • Learning the steps of dividing decimals
  • Understanding how and why to move the decimal in equations
  • Using examples of how to apply these steps in division