# What is -5.6 divided by 0.8?

Sep 5, 2016

$- 7$

#### Explanation:

When faced with division of decimal numbers, we need to change them into whole numbers.
In both cases here we can do this by moving the decimal point 1 place to the right which is equivalent to multiplying them by 10.

rArr-5.6÷0.8=(-5.6xx10)÷(0.8xx10)

rArr-56÷8=-7

or by the following setting.

$\frac{- 5.6}{0.8} \times \frac{10}{10} = \frac{- 56}{8} = {\cancel{- 56}}^{-} \frac{7}{\cancel{8}} ^ 1 = - 7$