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Dividing Decimals, An Easy Two-Step Process


    There are simple steps to follow when attempting to divide decimal numbers.

    First, move the decimal point in the "dividend" to the "right" in order to create a whole number.
    Second, move the decimal point in the "divisor" the same number of spaces as the "dividend".
    Third, zeros may need to be added to accomplish this task.

    Example: 0.05 (dividend) / 0.01 (divisor) = 5

    Review: Give it a try!

    17.5 / 2 = ?

    A. 8.8
    B. 87.5
    C. 0.9
    D. 875