# Dividing Decimals by Decimals

 Fractions and Decimals Decimals

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okay We won't make this political You can start to

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develop a bit of a headache when you see a

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problem like this So many digits So many zeros but

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there's actually a really easy trick that makes these problems

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that total breeze And i'll save you a trip to

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the medicine cabinet for a dose of excedrin Let's Suppose

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we got this problem Oh five two divided by point

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one three Where do we even begin Well it's going

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to be a heck of a lot easier if we

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divided by a whole number So let's do that We

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start by moving the decimal place in each number over

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as many spaces Is it takes to make a point

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O one three are divisor ah hole number Are we

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allowed to do that Well why isn't anyone blowing a

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whistle here Group in mind that whenever we divide one

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number by another were basically creating a fraction point Oh

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five two divided by point one three is the same

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asked point Oh five two over point one three So

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if we multiply both top and bottom of the fraction

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by a thousand we get point five two divided by

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thirteen the exact same value and much easier to work

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with right thousand over a thousand is one Don't forget

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that from there we just divide like we would any

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long division problem We move the decimal place directly upward

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and wind up with point oh four which is our

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answer and that's Why one decimal being divided by another

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decimal isn't so bad Oh if you don't like the 00:01:34.754 --> [endTime] ruling well you people can appeal