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Robert Brechner + 1 other
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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# When dividing decimals, the basic rule is that you cannot divide with a decimal in the ________. (3-5)

To determine

To fill: The blank in the statement, “when dividing decimals, the basic rule is that you cannot divide with a decimal in the _______”.

Explanation

For example, consider a decimal number 0.500 and divide it by 0.25.

To perform the operation first convert the divisor into a whole number, here the divisor is 0.25 and the dividend is 0.500.

To convert the divisor into a whole number shift the decimal point two places to right same way do with the dividend.

Hence, the new divisor and the dividend is 25 and 50.0 respectively.

Now the perform division as shown:

25250

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