# Dividing Decimals Worksheet • Section 1 of the dividing decimals worksheet contains 20+ skills-based dividing decimals questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 of the decimal division worksheet contains 3 applied decimal division problems with a mix of word problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 of the dividing decimal numbers worksheet contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style dividing decimals questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all dividing decimals questions are provided
• Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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### Dividing decimals at a glance

Dividing decimals is an important skill to master, especially when it comes to working with money. To divide a decimal dividend by a divisor which is a whole number, we can use the familiar methods of short or long division. The only difference with the division of decimals is the decimal point, which must be kept in the correct place.

To divide by a decimal number, we make the divisor a whole number by multiplying by an appropriate power of ten (decided by the number of digits after the decimal point). We must also multiply the dividend by the same power of ten. We can then use decimal long division or short division as above. The new calculation will give the same quotient as the original calculation.

For example, if we want to work out 36 divided by 2.4, we notice that the 4 is in the tenths column so to make 2.4 a whole number, we need to multiply by 10. Multiplying both the divisor and the dividend by the same powers of ten, we get 360 divided by 24. We can then use short or long division to solve this, giving us 360 div 24 = 15.

Knowledge of decimal place values of tenths, hundredths, thousandths is useful here.

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