## Dividing Decimals

Read this text. Pay attention to the "How To" boxes which give brief step-by-step summaries of how to divide decimals. Complete the practice problems and check your answers.

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#### EXAMPLE 5.19

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Write as long division, placing the decimal point in the quotient above the decimal point in the dividend. | |

Divide as usual. Since 3 does not go into 0 or 1 we use zeros as placeholders. | |

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#### EXAMPLE 5.20

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#### EXAMPLE 5.21

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#### EXAMPLE 5.22

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#### Example 5.23

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We can relate this example to money. How many nickels are there in four dollars? Because , there are 80 nickels in .