# How do you simplify 3.18/2?

Feb 4, 2017

$3.18 \div 2 = 1.59$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{3.18}{2} = 3.18 \div 2$

Just start to divide the bottom number into the first.

$2 | \underline{3.18}$

2 goes into 3, one time with 1 left over. Write the decimal point.
Carry the 1 to the next digit on the right to make $11$

$2 | \underline{{3.}^{1} 18}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots .} 1.$

Then how many times does 2 go into 11? 5 times with one left over.

$2 | \underline{{3.}^{1} {1}^{1} 8}$
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Carry the 1 to the right and you make 18.
How many times does 2 go into 18? 9 times.

$2 | \underline{{3.}^{1} {1}^{1} 8}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots .} 1. \text{ "5} 9$

This is shown with the answer below. It would be the same for the answer above.