How do you simplify #50 div 0.02#?

1 Answer
Jul 4, 2016

Answer:

#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.

#50/0.02 xx 100/100 = 5000/2#

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

#5000/2 = 2500#