Division of a Decimal by a Whole Number

We will learn how to find the quotient in division of a decimal by a whole number.

The rules to divide a decimal by a whole number are:

(i) Divide as in division of numbers ignoring the decimal point.

(ii) When you reach the tenths digit, place the decimal in the quotient.

Note: When the number of digits in the dividend is less and the division is not complete, keep adding zeroes at every step till the division is complete as in example 1 and example 2.


1. Solve: 100.4 ÷ 25

100.4 ÷ 25

Therefore, 100.4 ÷ 25 = 4.016


2. Find 1.2 ÷ 25

1.2 ÷ 25

= (12/10) ÷ 25

= (12/10) ×(1/25)

= (12 × 1)/(10 × 25)

= 12/250








Alternative Method:

Therefore, 1.2 ÷ 25 = 0.048


3. Divide: 191.5 ÷ 5

191.5 ÷ 5











Therefore, 191.5 ÷ 5 = 36.3

This example shows that both dividend and quotient have decimal place i.e. 1.


4. Divide: 1.21 ÷ 11

First we will divide the decimal by the whole number ignoring decimal point.

Now put the decimal point in the quotient in such a way, that the decimal place in the quotient becomes equal to the decimal places in the dividend.







Therefore, 1.21 ÷ 11 = 0.11 (dividend has 2 decimal places, therefore quotient also has 2 decimal places)


5. Divide: 798.3 ÷ 36

798.3 ÷ 36













Therefore, 798.3 ÷ 36 = 22.175


6. Divide: 0.007 ÷ 14

0.007 ÷ 14


7. Divide: 24.66 ÷ 12

24.66 ÷ 12






Therefore, 24.66 ÷ 12 = 2.05 (dividend has 2 decimal places, therefore quotient also has 2 decimal places)


8. Divide: 316.84 ÷ 8

316.84 ÷ 8








Therefore, 316.84 ÷ 8 = 39.605


9. Divide: 6.30 ÷ 7

6.30 ÷ 7






Therefore, 6.30 ÷ 7 = 0.90 (dividend has 2 decimal places, therefore quotient also has 2 decimal places)


10. Divide: 1020.102 ÷ 51

1020.102 ÷ 51





Therefore, 1020.102 ÷ 51 = 20.002 (dividend has 3 decimal places, therefore quotient also has 3 decimal places) 

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