# Division of Metric Measures

We will discuss here about the division of metric measures. Metric measures are divided in the same way as we divide ordinary numbers. We place the digits in columns and then divide as usual.

Let us consider some examples.

1. Divide the following:

(i) 6 km 3 hm 8 dam 4 m by 3

Ans. 2 km 1 hm 2 dam 8 m

(ii) 9 kg 4 hg 3 dag 6 g by 7

Ans. 1 kg 3 hg 4 dag 8 g

Word problems on division of metric measures:

2. The total length of 9 ropes of equal length is 19 m 20 cm. What is the length of each rope?

Total length of 6 ropes = 19 m 20 cm

Length of each rope     = 19 m 20 cm ÷ 6

Ans: 3 m 20 cm

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