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## MAP Recommended Practice

### Course: MAP Recommended Practice>Unit 34

Lesson 43: Multiplying and dividing with powers of 10

# Fractions as division by power of 10

Learn to divide by 10, 100, and 1000 using powers of 10. Created by Sal Khan.

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• If this comment gets 15 upvotes I will spam this video 50 times saying the most voted comment on my post.
• Would it be the sames if was 10/34?
• No, if it was 10/34, it would not be the same. That is because the numerator and denominator are not the same now. The answer (I got it from a calculator) is :
0.29411764705882352941176470588235‬
• i actully really dont get it hot did he make 34/10 into 3.4
• Dividing by 10 is the same as moving the decimal point one place to the left.
Note that 34 has a hidden decimal point just to the right of the digit 4.
So 34/10 = 3.4

Have a blessed, wonderful day!
• So is this just dividing the two numbers to get the answer? At am. Please respond, people.
• No.You move the decimal over one spot for 10 ,two spots for 100 and so on.
• Why is it harder than the others?
• whats the difference of 0.1 and -1
• 0.1 and -1 have a difference of 1.1
0.1 is one tenth ABOVE zero while -1 is a whole one BELOW zero.
• so dividing to the power of ten is like dividing 1/the power of nine is like 1/ 90