**Perform the division.**

- Remember to place a zero in the quotient when the
**divisor**is larger than the**dividend**. - Place the
**decimal**point in your quotient. - Check your answer:
**Multiply**the**divisor**by the quotient to see if you get the**dividend**.

**Explore more on it. Also question is, how do you divide if the divisor is a decimal?**

**Summary: When dividing by a decimal divisor, we use the following procedure:**

**One may also ask, what is long division method? In math, long division is a method used for dividing large numbers into groups or parts. Just like all division problems, a large number, which is the dividend, is divided by another number, which is called the divisor, to give a result called the quotient and sometimes a remainder.**

Also question is, what happens when divisor is bigger than dividend?

## How do you divide step by step?

- Step 1: D for Divide. How many times will 5 go into 65?
- Step 2: M for Multiply. You multiply your answer from step 1 and your divisor: 1 x 5 = 5.
- Step 3: S for Subtract. Next you subtract.
- Step 4: B for Bring down.
- Step 1: D for Divide.
- Step 2: M for Multiply.
- Step 3: S for Subtract.

How do we change a decimal to a fraction?

**Convert Decimals to Fractions**

- Step 1: Write down the decimal divided by 1, like this: decimal 1.
- Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom by 10 for every number after the decimal point. (For example, if there are two numbers after the decimal point, then use 100, if there are three then use 1000, etc.)
- Step 3: Simplify (or reduce) the fraction.

### What are rational and irrational numbers?

A **rational number** is part of a whole expressed as a fraction, decimal or a percentage. Alternatively, an **irrational number** is any **number** that is not **rational**. It is a **number** that cannot be written as a ratio of two integers (or cannot be expressed as a fraction).

### What is an improper fraction?

**Improper Fraction**. more A **fraction** where the numerator (the top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (the bottom number). So it is usually “top-heavy”. Example: 5/3 (five thirds) and 9/8 (nine eighths) are **improper fractions**.

### How do you divide denominators?

The first step to **dividing** fractions is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and **denominator**) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two **denominators**. Finally, simplify the fractions if needed.

### When you divide does the bigger number first?

A common misconception among students is that, when **dividing**, **you** always put the larger **number first**. When this concept “sticks”, it is extremely difficult to undo later when students learn that **you** can, in fact, **divide** a smaller **number** by a larger one.

### What if numerator is bigger than denominator?

In the fraction , the **numerator** is greater **than** the **denominator**, so it is an improper fraction. The correct answer is improper. Correct. The fraction is greater **than** 1, and the **numerator** is greater **than** the **denominator**, so is an improper fraction.

### Do you divide numerator by denominator?

Lucky for us, there is one: all **we** need to **do** is **divide** the **numerator** by the **denominator**! Our **numerator** was 8, so **we divide** that by the **denominator**, 25. Be Careful: always **divide** the **denominator** into the **numerator** and not the other way around. In other words, the **numerator** always goes inside the division box.

### How do you multiply fractions?

**To multiply fractions:**

- Simplify the fractions if not in lowest terms.
- Multiply the numerators of the fractions to get the new numerator.
- Multiply the denominators of the fractions to get the new denominator.

### Are there remainders when dividing decimals?

**Division**with

**Remainders**as

**Decimals**

You will add a **decimal** point (.) after the last number given in the dividend, and you will also place a **decimal** point in the quotient after the number you have so far. After the **decimal** in the dividend, you will add a zero (0) and continue **division**.

### Does division always make numbers smaller?

Answer: It **does** NOT **always** yield a **smaller number**. **Division** is an operation that takes two **numbers**. Sometimes we call the first **number** the dividend and the second the divisor. When the same problem or expression is written as a fraction we call the first the numerator, the second, the denominator.