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DIVISION OF DECIMAL NUMBER

__Division
of Decimal Numbers__

__Important
Fact about Decimal Division -__

**1) When decimal is divided by 10, then the decimal point is moved one place to the
left. Exam- 253.5 ÷ 10 = 25.35**

**2) When decimal is divided by 100, then the decimal point is moved two places to the
left. Exam- 253.5 ÷ 100 = 2.535**

**3) When decimal is divided by 1000, then the decimal point is moved three places to
the left. Exam- 253.5 ÷ 1000 = 0.2535**

**4)
When decimal is divided by 10000, then the decimal point is moved forth places to
the left. Exam- 253.5 ÷ 10000 = 0.02535**

**An
extra zero ‘0’ is placed to complete the decimal place to satisfy fifth decimal
places.**

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**5)
Division of any decimal number with 1, the Quotient always must be the same
number itself which has been obtained as ‘Dividend’.**

**Example –
1) 12.5 ÷ 5 = ?**** **

**Step.1)****
Divide the decimals as the division of whole numbers is done.**

**Step.2)****
Place the decimal point in the quotient directly the same above the decimal
point in the dividend.**

**Example – 2) 62.5 ÷ 2.5 = ?**

**Step.1)**** You
can observe that, in both ‘Divisor’ and ‘Dividend’ have a decimal points. In that
case, we will try to remove the decimal point from both ‘Divisor’ and
‘Dividend’.**

**Step.2)**** Observe, both the number ‘Divisor’ and ‘Dividend’ are 1 decimal number.
so now move decimal point to 1 step right position for ‘Divisor’ and same
as for ‘Dividend’ also. Now, you can get both the decimal number (Divisor
& Dividend) as a whole number. **

**Example – 3)
31.25 ÷ 2.5 = ?**

**Step.1)**** You can observe that, in both ‘Divisor’ and ‘Dividend’ have a decimal
points. In that case, we will try to remove the decimal point from both
‘Divisor’ and ‘Dividend’.**

**Step.2)****
Observe,‘Divisor’ is 1 decimal number and ‘Dividend’ is 2 decimal number.
so now move decimal point to 1 step right position for ‘Divisor’ and same
as for ‘Dividend’ also. Now, you can get the ‘Divisor’ as whole number and
‘Dividend’ as 1 decimal number.**

** Step.3) Divide the decimals as
the division of whole numbers is done.**

**Step.4)****
Place the decimal point in the quotient directly same above the decimal
point in the dividend**