# Dividing Decimals

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Dividing decimal numbers is just like dividing whole numbers, but with a little extra attention to the decimal point.

When you divide decimal numbers, it's important to pay attention to the decimal point so that you can place the decimal point correctly in your answer.

For example, let's say you want to divide 2.5 by 1.6. You would divide the numbers just like you would with whole numbers, and then place the decimal point in your answer based on the number of decimal places in the original numbers.

Here's one way to do it:

First, divide the whole parts of the numbers:

2 ÷ 1 = 2

Next, count the number of decimal places in the original numbers:

2.5 has 1 decimal place 1.6 has 1 decimal place

Finally, place the decimal point in your answer based on the number of decimal places:

2 with 1 decimal place = 2.0

So, 2.5 ÷ 1.6 = 2.0.

It's important to be careful when dividing decimal numbers and to pay attention to the decimal point. With a little practice, you'll be dividing decimal numbers like a pro!