Dividing Decimal Numbers

Multiply decimals by whole numbers and perform divisions by non-zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA129)

LO: To divide decimal numbers by whole numbers
Know:

  • how to divide numbers

Understand:

  • that dividing decimal numbers is similar to dividing regular numbers
  • that dividing numbers means to split them into equal parts

Do:

  • I can divide decimal numbers

When dividing decimal numbers, all you have to do is divide the numbers as per usual. Then you just add in the decimal place above your original number.

Remember to always double check for the reasonableness of answers!!!

In the example above, if I rounded 68.5 to 70. I know that 70 / 5 = 14, so my answer should be somewhere around 14.

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