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### Course: 5th grade>Unit 9

Lesson 3: Divide decimals by whole numbers

# Dividing a decimal by a whole number example

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• *Why are so many people confused?* Anyway, the concept is simple. So, 1.86 in 1.86 ÷ 2 can be written as 186 hundredths (hundredths is the smallest place value). Now, you'll just divide 186 and 2 and get 93. Since we wrote 1.86 as 186 hundredths, we'll write 93 as 0.93. It's simple.

*Note: I put this here because there's a lot of confusion
• NO NEED TO BE RUDE BrUh
• Can you explain in a different way
• 1.86 = 186 hundredths

Divide 186 by 2. Result is 93. Remember we are dividing hundredths. So your quotient is 0.93.
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• italics It doesnt explain the math im doing its like this:

bold*3.64÷7= hundredths÷7

*bold*3.64÷7= hundredths

*bold
3.64÷7=
• First of all, to get bold words, you wrap them around *. . .* The dotts I added to indicate the words/phrases. Italic or slanted phrases/words need to be wrapped around like: . . .

Coming to the point, if you write 3.64 in hundredths, it would be 364 hundredths, and you do 364 ÷ 7 = 52
Since you wrote 364 in hundredths, so do you for 52 (0.52). So 3.64 ÷ 7 is 0.52.

HOPE THE EXPLANATION ABOUT FORMATING AND MATH HELPED!
• can you explain it more please
• i am soo confused pls help me TYSM^^
• how would you divide 16.8 divided by 8?
• Since 168 is 160+8, 168 divided by 8 is 20+1, or 21.

Because 16.8 is 1/10 of 168, 16.8 divided by 8 is 1/10 of 21, which is 2.1. The answer is 2.1.

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• what if you get a remainder im so confused i watched this 5 timed and im still not understanding