# What is 0.24 divided by 0.6?

Jul 20, 2016

$\frac{2.4}{6} = 0.4$

#### Explanation:

You can't divide BY a decimal, although you can divide INTO a decimal. We need to change the 0.6 to a whole number. This can be done by multiplying it by 10.

This is seen easier if we write the division in the form of a fraction.

$\frac{0.24 \times 10}{0.6 \times 10} = \frac{2.4}{6} \text{ Note that} \frac{10}{10} = 1$

$= \frac{2.4}{6} = 0.4$