# What is 0.036 divided by 0.6?

May 3, 2016

0.036 ÷ 0.6 = 0.36÷6 = 0.06

#### Explanation:

Dividing with decimals is often confusing. However, you can always change the numbers so that you only divide by whole numbers.

You do this by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same power of 10 until the denominator is a whole number.

$\frac{0.036}{0.6} = \frac{0.036}{0.6} \times \frac{10}{10} = \frac{0.36}{6}$

[Note that #10/10 is equal to 1 and multiplying by 1 does not change the value.]

Now divide as usual, leaving the decimal point where it is.