# How do you evaluate 1.40\div 2?

Dec 16, 2016

0.7

#### Explanation:

See below for calculation:

When you put $\frac{1.40}{2}$ into your calculator you will get the unknown value.

In this case we do the following steps:

1.40/2=?

$\frac{1.40}{2} = 0.7$ (according to the calculator).

Unless you are specifically told to not use a calculator to find the answer, use it. It's a major advantage.

Answer: $0.7$

Dec 16, 2016

$0.7$

#### Explanation:

If it is dividing into the decimal that is causing you to hesitate do this:

1.4 is the same as $\frac{14}{10} = 14 \times \frac{1}{10}$

Divide by 2 is the same as $\times \frac{1}{2}$

Putting it all together we have:

$\left[\frac{1}{2} \times 14\right] \times \frac{1}{10}$

$\left[7\right] \times \frac{1}{10} \text{ "=" } 0.7$