1. ## dividing by decimals

Can you please show me how to work out 2.4 divided by 3.2

2. $\displaystyle 2.4 \div 3.2$

Move the decimal 1 times: from 3.2 to 32. and from 2.4 to 24.
..........__0.75_______
= 32. | 24.00
..........-224
..........____
..............160
.............-160
..............___
................0
Since 240 - 224 = 16
Carry down 0 to get 160... divide it by 32 then you get 5 then multiply by 32 you get 160 so 160 - 160 = 0

3. Originally Posted by chubbs
Can you please show me how to work out 2.4 divided by 3.2
Sure, no problem.

One way is by cancellation or factoring.
2.4 / 3.2
= (0.8)*3 / (0.8)*4
The 0.8's cancel each other, so,
= 3/4