# Dividing Decimal Numbers

### 1. Only the Dividend is Decimal

Perform the division of decimal numbers as if they were integers. When the first decimal is lowered, place a decimal point in the quotient and continue dividing.

526.6562 : 7 =

### 2. Only the Divisor is Decimal

Remove the decimal point of the divisor and add to the dividend as many zeros as there are decimal places in the divisor. Then, divide as if they were integers.

5126 : 62.37 =

### 3. The Dividend and the Divider are Decimals

If there are not an equal amount of decimal places in the dividend and divisor, add to the one who has less, as many zeros as there is a difference in the decimal places. Then, divide as if they were integers.

5627.64 : 67.5261

## Division by the Unit Followed by Zeros

To divide a number by a unit followed by zeros, **move the decimal point to the left as many places as there are zeros in the unit. **

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