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.

Math Jokes

Here's a joke to make your math teacher groan: Why should everyone wear eyeglasses to math class? Because wearing glasses helps to improve di-vision!