# How do you simplify 0.5 div 0.001?

Jul 14, 2016

$500$

#### Explanation:

Rewrite both decimals as fractions.

$0.5 = \frac{1}{2}$ and $0.001 = \frac{1}{1000}$

$\frac{1}{2} \div i \mathrm{de} \frac{1}{1000}$

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal (switch the numerator and denominator).

$\frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1000}{1}$

$\frac{1 \times 1000}{2 \times 1}$

$\frac{1000}{2}$

$500$