# Dividing Decimals

Dividing a decimal number by another decimal number, is similar to just dividing the numbers without the decimal points.Here decimal point plays a significant role for it by determining how small or large the quotient is. The placement of the decimal point should be observed properly.

### Steps for Dividing Decimals

•   Move the decimal point of the divisor to the right until the divisor will be a whole number.
•  Move the decimal point of the dividend to the right by the same number of places that the decimal point of the divisor moves. Place a zero (0) if the decimal point have moved to a decimal place without a digit.
•  Divide the dividend by the divisor with the decimal point in a new position.

## Divide 13.568 / 2.12

#### Explanation:

Step 1: Move the decimal point of the divisor to the right until the divisor will be a whole number.

2.12 to 212.
The decimal point moves two decimal places to the right.

Step 2: Move the decimal point of the dividend to the right by the same number of places that the decimal point of the divisor moves.

13.568 to 1356.8

Step 3: Divide the dividend by the divisor with the decimal point in a new position.

 6.4 212 1356.8 1272 848 848 0

Therefore, 13.568 / 2.12 = 6.4

## Divide 92.565 / 56.1

#### Explanation:

Step 1: Move the decimal point of the divisor to the right until the divisor will be a whole number.

56.1 to 561.
The decimal point moves one decimal place to the right.

Step 2: Move the decimal point of the dividend to the right by the same number of places that the decimal point of the divisor moves.

92.565 to 925.65

Step 3: Divide the dividend by the divisor with the decimal point in a new position.

 1.65 561 925.65 561 3646 3366 2805 2805 0

Therefore, 92.565 / 56.1 = 1.65

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