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How do you do this?

How do you divide when the dividend is smaller than the divisor. Example: 7/42 or

I need the dumbies version.


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Asked by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in

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  • you end up with a decimal.

    put the 42 in front of the division box and then the 7.00 (or how ever many 0s are needed) in it.  put a zero above the 7, then the decimal, then put 42 into 70, continue on.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Good question

    Answer by Cherries12 at 3:10 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • on paper?
    42 into 7.0000
    So 42 into 700 is 16 with 28 leftover
    42 into 280 is 6 with 28 leftover

    So .16666

    Answer by Candi1024 at 3:10 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • same was you do normal division but you put a decimal after number and add zeros before dividing.
    EX: 7 / 42 actually would become 7.0/42 giving you the answer of .1666
    Hope this helps

    Answer by TwinkleLites at 3:12 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • You use a calculator. Haha

    Answer by Mysillymama at 11:51 AM on Apr. 19, 2011

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