How do you simplify #0.5 div 0.001#?

1 Answer
Jul 14, 2016

Answer:

#500#

Explanation:

Rewrite both decimals as fractions.

#0.5 = 1/2# and #0.001 = 1/1000#

#1/2 divide 1/1000#

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

#1/2 times 1000/1#

#(1times1000)/(2times1)#

#1000/2#

#500#