# 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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### 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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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