# How to Divide Decimals, Step by Step Method of dividing Decimals

Dividing decimals is similar to dividing integers, except that you have to work with the decimal point before you start dividing. Here’s how to divide decimals step by step:

Move the decimal point to the divisor and divisor.

Convert the divisor (the number you’re dividing by) into an integer by moving the decimal point all the way to the right. At the same time, move the decimal point in the dividend (the number you are dividing) the same number of places to the right.

Place a decimal point in the quotient (the answer) directly above the place where the decimal point now appears in the dividend.

Divide as usual, taking care to align the quotient correctly so that the decimal point falls into place.

Align each number in the quotient above the last number in the dividend used in that cycle.

As with integer division, sometimes decimal division does not go evenly at the end. With decimals, you never write the remainder. Instead, attach enough trailing zeros to round the quotient to a certain number of decimal places. The number to the right of the number you’re rounding to tells you whether you want to round up or down, so always know the division for one extra place.

See the following chart:

**To round a decimal number to fill the return with trailing zeros to it**

Integer one decimal place

One decimal place Two decimal places

Two decimal places Three decimal places

**sample questions**

Divide by: 9.152 / 0.8 =?

11.44. To get started, write the problem as usual:

Read more