What is 1.71 divided by 6?

1 Answer
Apr 16, 2016

Answer:

0.285

Explanation:

Whenever you have a decimal number to be divided by another decimal or, in this case, a whole number, you should multiply both numbers by a whole number 10, 100, 1000, etc.) so you can get whole numbers to divide.

#1.71 : 6=?#
#1.71# has two decimal digits: 7 and 1. Which number when we multiply 1.71 will get 171? The number is 100. By 100, we will multiply 6 too.

#1.71 : 6 |*100 => 171:600#

Now, you can do division easily:

#171:600=0.285 #
....#1710#
#-1200#


.......#5100# (the result of 1710-1200 = 510 but 0 is added)
..#-4800#


.........#3000# /the result of 5100-4800=300 but 0 is added)
.....#-3000#


#0#

Zeros are added in order to make a number divisible.