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You Will Need
- A pen or pencil
Change the divisor
Change the divisor – the number by which the other number, the dividend, is divided – to a whole number by moving the decimal point to the right.
Move the decimal of the dividend
Move the decimal point of the dividend to the right the same number of places as you moved the decimal in the divisor.
Write the division problem
Write your division problem with the divisor outside the long division symbol, and the dividend inside of it.
Place zeros in any empty places
Place zeros to the right of the decimal point, in any "empty" places created by moving the decimal place of the dividend.
Place a decimal above the decimal point in the dividend
Place a decimal directly above the decimal point in the dividend – on top of the long division symbol.
Divide using normal division to complete your computation.