Dividing decimal by a whole number is just same like division as usual.
How to divide a decimal by a whole number?
To divide a decimal by a whole number follow the below steps:
● Divide the decimal number (dividend) by considering it as a whole number by the given whole number.
● Mark the decimal point in the quotient such that it has the same number of decimal places as in the decimal number (dividend).
Workedout problems to find the quotient of a decimal by a whole number:
Read the above explanation stepbystep and try to understand the examples on division of decimals.
1. Find the quotient:
(i) 0.2080 by 65.
Solution:
0.2080 ÷ 65
Divide the decimal number without the decimal point.
So we have,
Since, 0.2080 has 4 decimal places
Therefore, 0.2080 ÷ 65 will also have 4 decimal places
Therefore, 0.2080 ÷ 65 = 0.0032
(ii) 0.625 by 25
Solution:
0.625 ÷ 25
Divide the decimal number without the decimal point.
So we have,
Since, 0.625 has 3 decimal places
Therefore, 0.625 ÷ 25 will also have 3 decimal places
Therefore, 0.625 ÷ 25 = 0.025
Word problems on division of decimal by a whole number:
2. A car travels 234.40 km in 4 hours. How much distance will it travel in 1 hour?
Solution:
Number of hours = 4
Distance covered by a car in 4 hours = 234.40 km
Therefore, a car can travel 1 hour = (234.40 ÷ 4) km = 58.6 km
3. A container contains 12.5 litre of oil. How many such containers contain 162.5 litre of oil?
Solution:
Quantity of oil in a container = 12.5 litre
Total quantity of oil = 162.5 litre
Therefore, containers needed to fill 162.5 litre of oil = (162.5 0 ÷ 12.5) litre = 13 litre
● Related Concept
● Decimals
● Conversion of Unlike Decimals to Like Decimals
● Decimal and Fractional Expansion
● Converting Decimals to Fractions
● Converting Fractions to Decimals
● H.C.F. and L.C.M. of Decimals
● Repeating or Recurring Decimal
● BODMAS/PEMDAS Rules  Involving Decimals
● PEMDAS Rules  Involving Integers
● PEMDAS Rules  Involving Decimals
● BODMAS Rules  Involving Integers
● Conversion of Pure Recurring Decimal into Vulgar Fraction
● Conversion of Mixed Recurring Decimals into Vulgar Fractions
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Whole Number
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Tenths
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Hundredths
● Simplify Decimals Involving Addition and Subtraction Decimals
● Multiplying Decimal by a Decimal Number
● Multiplying Decimal by a Whole Number
● Dividing Decimal by a Whole Number
● Dividing Decimal by a Decimal Number
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