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).

Worked-out problems to find the quotient of a decimal by a whole number:

Read the above explanation step-by-step 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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