How do you simplify #2.6/0.05#?

2 Answers
Jul 5, 2016

Answer:

The answer is 52.

Explanation:

The easiest way is to use a calculator.

#2.6/0.05=2.6-:0.05=52#

Jul 5, 2016

Answer:

52

Explanation:

A slightly different approach.

If we multiply 0.05 by 100 ( This effectively moves the decimal point 2 places to the right) we obtain the whole number 5, which hopefully is 'easier' to divide by.
However we must also multiply the numerator by 100.

#rArr2.6/0.05xxcolor(red)(100/100)=260/5=cancel(260)^(52)/cancel(5)^1=52#