What is -5.6 divided by 0.8?

1 Answer
Sep 5, 2016

Answer:

#-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.

#(-5.6)/(0.8)xx10/10=(-56)/8=cancel(-56)^-7/cancel(8)^1=-7#