# How do you simplify 6 div 0.5?

May 1, 2018

12

#### Explanation:

You can think of it as $0.5 = \frac{1}{2}$

SO:
$\frac{6}{0.5} = \frac{6}{\frac{1}{2}} = 6 \cdot 2 = 12$

May 1, 2018

If the decimal is giving you a problem do this

12

#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{6 \div \textcolor{red}{0.5} \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{dddd") ->color(white)("dddd}} 6 \div \textcolor{red}{\frac{5}{10}}}$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{dddddddddd")->color(white)("dddd}} 6 \times \textcolor{red}{\frac{10}{5}}}$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{dddddddddd")->color(white)("dddd")6xxcolor(white)("d")2color(white)("dd}} = 12}$