# What is #5\div .01#?

##### 2 Answers

Oct 6, 2016

#### Explanation:

Try to avoid dividing BY a decimal.

You can always make the decimal into a whole number by multiplying by a power of 10.

Multiply the numerator and the denominator by the same value. (This is the same as multiplying by 1)

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Oct 6, 2016

500

#### Explanation:

To do this division we want the 0.01 to be a

#color(blue)"whole number"# This can be done by multiplying it by 100.

#5รท0.01=5/0.01# We have to multiply numerator and denominator by 100.

#5/0.01xx(100)/(100)=(5xx100)/(0.01xx100)=500/1=500#