How do you simplify 50 div 0.02?

Jul 4, 2016

$\frac{5000}{2} = 2500$

Explanation:

We need to change the calculation so we are not dividing by a decimal.
Multiply the numerator and denominator by 100.
This is the same as multiplying by 1, so we will not change the value, but only what the numbers look like.

$\frac{50}{0.02} \times \frac{100}{100} = \frac{5000}{2}$

Now we are dividing by a whole number and not a decimal.

$\frac{5000}{2} = 2500$