What is 24 divided by 0.6?

Feb 6, 2016

40

Explanation:

$\frac{24}{0.6} \text{ is exactly the same in final value as } \frac{24 \times 10}{0.6 \times 10}$

Because multiplying by $\frac{10}{10}$ is the same as multiplying the whole thing by 1. It just looks different. This idea is exactly like: $\frac{1}{2} = \frac{2}{4} = \frac{4}{8}$

So, write $\frac{24}{0.6} \text{ as } \frac{240}{6}$

and $240 \div 6 = 40$