# Decimal Division Worksheets

How to Divide Decimal Values - Adding and subtracting decimals is very simple but the real challenge students face is when they are asked to multiply or divide decimal values. It is just a scare because multiplying or dividing decimal values is as simple as addition or subtraction. What if you are asked to divide two decimal values? How will you do it; consider the following example. Divide 2.5 by 1.25. The first step is to take a deep breath and calm down because dividing decimal values is not as difficult as you think it is. Now, what you need to do is convert the decimal values into fractions. How to do that? It is simple, you shift the decimal value in such a way that it turns into a whole number. Once you do that you need to add zeros equal to the number of places you shift the decimal by. 2.5 ÷ 1.25. The division sum will look like this when you convert the decimals into fractions; 25/100 ÷ 125/100. Now, you need to reduce the fractions to their simplest form; 1/4 ÷ 5/4. The next step is to convert the division operation into multiplication by reciprocating the fraction after the division operation. 1/4 × 4/5. Now you can multiply the two fractions and then reduce the resulting fraction into its simplest form; 4/20 = 1/5. You can now convert the final fraction into a decimal. In this case the final answer is 0.2.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to divide decimals with whole numbers. To divide a decimal by a whole number, divide as you would for whole numbers; and place a decimal point in the answer so that it lines up with the decimal point in the dividend. If after dividing you have a remainder, add a zero to the dividend and continue to divide until there is no remainder or the decimals recur (i.e. repeat).

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to divide decimals up to hundredths 0.01. Multiplying the divisor (0.12) and the dividend (0.144) by 100, then dividing, gives the same result.

• ### Independent Practice 2

20 more problems to reinforce skills.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Reviews decimal division for students to work on at home.

• ### Skill Quiz

Features 10 problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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