What is 15.36 divided by 4.8?

1 Answer
Mar 22, 2018

Answer:

#15.36-:4.8=3.2#

Explanation:

#15.36-:4.8#

= #1536/100xx10/48#

= #(cancel1536^384)/(cancel100^10)xx(cancel10)/(cancel48^12)# - dividing by #4# and #10# respectively

= #384/10xx1/12#

= #(cancel384^32)/10xx1/cancel12#

= #32/10#

= #3.2#

We can also long divide as follows:

#4.8|bar(15.36color(white)(XXXXXX))|3.2#
#color(white)(XX)ul(144)darr#
#color(white)(xXxX)96#
#color(white)(XXxx)ul(96)#
#color(white)(XXxx)ul(00)#

Note that as divisor has one place after decimal and dividend two places after decimal, then quotient will have #2-1=1# place after decimal.