# Can someone remind me of how to divide decimals?

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See explanation.

#### Explanation:

Let me use an example to clarify the process of dividing decimals. Suppose I wanted to divide

As we can see, there is a decimal in the denominator -

Now let's go back to the original fraction:

Seeing as how we can multiply

In short, to divide decimals, you convert the denominator into a more manageable format by multiplying it by the power of ten that makes the denominator a whole number. Then, you multiply both the numerator and the denominator by the same power of ten and then simplify the quotient.

Hope this helped!