# How do you find the quotient of 22.4 divided by 0.5?

Jun 11, 2018

The "quotient" is the result of the division operation.
$44.8$

#### Explanation:

For this example:
$\frac{22.4}{0.5}$ ;$22.4$ is the numerator, and $0.5$ is the denominator.

In long-division form it looks like this:
$\text{ Quotient}$
$0.5 | \overline{22.4}$

To do a long division we move the decimal point of the denominator to make it a whole number, and move the numerator a corresponding amount to keep it equal.
$5 | \overline{224}$
This is like writing the original ratio or fraction form as:
$\frac{224}{5}$
Performing the division we obtain: $44.8$