## Dividing Decimals by Whole Number

#### How to Divide a Decimal Number by a Whole Number?

**Step 1:**Divide the ones.

**Step 2:**Add the tenths then divide.

**Step 3:**Add the hundredths then divide.

See working examples below.

#### 1. Bella used 0.6 m cloth to make 3 similar handkerchiefs.

How many metres of cloth did she use for each handkerchief?

Divide 0.6 m by 3.

0.6 ÷ 3 = ?

Bella used

0.6 ÷ 3 = ?

Bella used

**0.2 m**of cloth for each handkerchief.#### 2. Bella used 6 m cloth to make 4 similar scarves.

How much cloth did she use for each scarf?

Divide 6 m by 4.

6 ÷ 4 = ?

Bella used

6 ÷ 4 = ?

Bella used

**1.5 m**cloth for each scarf.#### 3. Bella had 7.25 m cloth that she used to make 5 bags of the same size.

How many m of cloth did she use for each bag?

Divide 7.25 m by 5.

7.25 ÷ 5 = ?

Bella used

7.25 ÷ 5 = ?

Bella used

**1.45 m**of cloth for each bag.#### 4. Serena bought 5 erasers for $4 and 7 markers for $15.75.

a) Find the cost of each eraser.

b) Find the cost of each marker.

a) Cost of 5 erasers = $4

Cost of 1 eraser = $4 ÷ 5

= $0.80

The cost of each eraser is $0.80.

Cost of 1 eraser = $4 ÷ 5

= $0.80

The cost of each eraser is $0.80.

b) Cost of 7 markers = $15.75

Cost of 1 marker = $15.75 ÷ 7

= $2.25

The cost of each marker is $2.25.

Cost of 1 marker = $15.75 ÷ 7

= $2.25

The cost of each marker is $2.25.