# How do you evaluate 8.58\div 2?

Dec 16, 2016

$4.29$

#### Explanation:

You can also do this mentally by breaking $8.58$ into two parts and using the distributive law:

$8.58 \div 2$

$= \left(8 + 0.58\right) \div 2$

Divide each part by 2 separately...

$= 4 + 0.29 \text{ } \leftarrow$ now add the answers together:

$= 4.29$