Decimals are divided the same way you divided whole numbers earlier in the text, but with one

additional step: The decimal point must be located in the proper place in the quotient.

Remember what the quotient is?

Here is a diagram showing the terms used in division.

Quot e**_**

Divisor

Quotient is the answer you get when you divide.

The decimal point must be accurately located for the quotient to he correct.

The only difference between the numbers 102.50 and 10.250, is the location of the decimal point.

But if you were getting .25 pay instead of 2.50, you would consider the location of that decimal

point very important.

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