# What is #10 -: 0.25#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

#"consider the fractional equivalent of "0.25#

#"that is "0.25=1/4#

#"now "10-:1/4#

#"change division to multiplication and turn the fraction"#

#"upside down"#

#rArr10/1xx4/1=10xx4=40#

#### Explanation:

Division questions like

You can also think of a division question like a multiplication question instead. If we seek an answer to *what* gives me 12".

The same logic applies to division questions with decimals. For this question, we pretend we have $10.00, and we want to break it up into pieces, where each piece is $0.25. In other words, we're turning $10 into quarters, and asking how many quarters we would get for ten dollars.

Since there are 4 quarters in one dollar, and we have ten dollars, we multiply the 4 by 10 to get an answer of 40 quarters.

## Bonus:

Divisions that involve fractions can be rephrased as multiplications quite easily. A question like

Since