Division of a Decimal by the Power of 10

Category : 5th Class Division of a Decimal by the Power of 10

Step 1: Shift the point in the decimal left as many places as the number of zeroes the power of 10 contains.

Step 2: If there are short of digits left to the point in the decimal, add zeroes left to it and follow the step 1. Divide 256.52 by 100.

Explanation

100 contains two zeroes, therefore, shift the point two digit left in the decimal

Thus $256.52\div 100=2.5652\text{ }.$ Divide 3.25 by 10000.

Explanation

10000 contains 4 zeroes and 3.25 has only 1 digit left to the point so add ; zeroes left to it and shift the decimal 4 places left.

Thus $3.25\div 10000=0.000325.$ Division of a Decimal by a Whole Number

Step 1: Remove the point from the decimal and divide it by the whole number.

Step 2: Shift the point left in the quotient as many places as the given decimal has total number of digits right to the point.

Step 3: If the quotient is a whole number then insert a point in it so that it has equal number of decimal places as the given 'decimal has.

or

Step 1: Convert the decimal into fraction.

Step 2: Divide the fraction by the whole number. Divide 45.25 by 8

Solution:

Write the decimal without point and divide it by the whole number

Thus $4525\div 88=565.625$

The given decimal 45.25 has two digit right to the point, therefore, shift the decimal two digit left.

Thus $45.25\div 8=5.65625.$

Or

$45.25=\frac{4525}{100}$

Thus $45.25\div 8=\frac{4525}{100}\div =\frac{4525}{100}\times \frac{1}{8}$

Or $\frac{4525}{8}\times \frac{1}{100}=565.625\times \frac{1}{100}=5.65625$ Division of a Whole Number by a Decimal

Step 1: Remove the point from the decimal.

Step 2: Divide the whole number by the obtained number in the first step.

Step 3: Multiply the quotient by 10 if there are one digit right to the point in the given decimal, by 100 if there are two digit right to the point in the given decimal and so on.

or

Step 1: Convert the decimal into fraction.

Step 2: Divide the whole number by the fraction. Divide 910 by 3.5.

Explanation

Remove the point from the decimal and divide the whole number by it

Thus$910\div 35=26$

The decimal 3.5 contains only one digit right to the point, so multiply the quotient by 10

Thus $910\div 3.5=260.$

Or

$3.5=\frac{35}{10}$

Thus $910\div 3.5=910\div \frac{35}{10}$

$910\times \frac{10}{35}$

$=\frac{910\times 10}{35}=260$ Division of Decimals

Step 1: Multiply the dividend and divisor by a power of 10 (like 10,100,1000 etc.) so that divisor becomes a whole number.

Step 2: Follow the steps given for division of a decimal by a whole number.

or

Step 1: Convert the decimals into fractions.

Step 2: Divide the fraction by divisor fraction. Divide 15.504 by 3.4.

Explanation

The divisor decimal 3.4 contains one digit right to the point so it requires to be multiplied with 10 to convert into a whole number. Therefore, we have to multiply both divisor and dividend by 10

Thus $3.4\times 10=34$ and $15.504\times 10=155.04$

Explanation

Now divide 155.04 by 34

$155.04\div 34=4.56$

$3.4\frac{34}{10},15.504=\frac{15504}{1000}$

Thus $155.04\div 34=\frac{15504}{1000}\div \frac{34}{10}$

$\frac{15504}{1000}\times \frac{10}{34}=\frac{15504}{34}\times \frac{1}{100}$

$456\times \frac{1}{100}=4.56$ • When decimal is multiplied by 1, the decimal remains same.
• When a decimal is multiplied by 0, the decimal becomes 0.
• When two decimals of same decimal places are added, the sum has also same decimal places. • In addition of decimals, whole number part is added with whole number part and decimal part with decimal part.
• In subtraction of decimals, whole number part is subtracted from the whole number part and decimal part from decimal part.
• In multiplication of decimals, points are removed from the decimals and the decimals are multiplied like whole numbers. Thereafter, point is inserted in the product so that sum of the number digits right to the point of multiplier and multiplicand is equal to the number of digits right to the point in the product.
• In division of the decimals, convert the decimals into fractions and follow the rules of division of the fraction  What decimal should be added to 15.236 to get the sum 15.281?

(a) 10.045

(b) 10.45

(c) 0.045

(d) 10.25

(e) None of these

Explanation

Let $x$ should be added to 15.236 to get 15.281

Thus $\text{15}\text{.236 +X=15}\text{.281}$

$\text{X= 15}\text{.281-15}\text{.236}$

=0.045 Which one of the following digits will come in the extreme right to the sum of$4.235+56.230+45+2.02+0.02316?$

(a) 6

(b) 8

(c) 3

(d) 0

(e) None of these

Explanation

$4.235+56.230+45+2.02+0.02316=107.50816$ What least number should be subtracted from 23.56 so that position of the digits in decimal part gets interchanged?

(a) 1.09

(b) 0.91

(c) 0.1

(d) 0.65

(e) None of these What least number should be added to 23.65 so that it becomes 456.32?

(a) 432.67

(b) 479.97

(c) 452.47

(d) 477.57

(e) None of these Line bought a second hand car for Rs 976.75 and her overhead expense was Rs 50.25. She sold it for Rs 1037.75 what was her gain or loss?

(a) Rs 10 loss

(b) Rs 15 loss

(c) Rs 10 gain

(d) Rs 15 gain

(e)None of these $5.62\times 36.3\times 0.3,$find the digit that is at the ten thousandths place in the product.

(a) 0

(b) 8

(c) 5

(d) 4

(e) None of these

Explanation

$5.62\times 36.3\times 0.3=61.2018$

8 is at the ten thousandths place in the product. Madhu gets Rs 3.75 and Srinu gets Rs 4.25 every day as pocket money. In 7 days, how much more money does Srinu get than Madhu?

(a) Rs 0.50

(b) Rs 3.50

(c) Rs 4.50

(d) Rs 7.50

(e) None of these

Explanation

Total money which Madhu gets in 7 days $\text{=Rs}\,\text{3}\text{.75 }\!\!\times\!\!\text{ 7}$

26.25$\text{=Rs}\,26.25$

Total money which Srinu gets in 7 days $\text{=Rs}\,\text{4}\text{.25 }\!\!\times\!\!\text{ 7}$

$\text{=Rs}\,29.75$

Difference of the money

$\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ =Rs29}\text{.75-Rs}\,\text{26}\text{.25=3}\text{.50}$ Which one of the following is the product of 54 and 45.26?

(a) 244.604

(b) 2444.04

(c) 240.0444

(d) 246.44

(e) None of these Find the area of a rectangle whose length is 1.235 m and width is 0.73 m.

(a) 0.90155

(b) 09.0155

(c) 090.155

(d) 0901.55

(e) None of these 0.10 is divided by 100000. Find the place value of 1 in the quotient.

(a)$\frac{1}{10000~}$

(b)$\frac{1}{100000}$

(c) $\frac{1}{1000000}$

(d) $\frac{1}{10}$

(e) None of these

Explanation

$0.1\div 100000=0.000001.$

Thus place value of 1 in the quotient $=\frac{1}{1000000}.$ The decimal representation of shaded boxes is: (a) 0.26

(b) 2.6

(c) 26.0

(d) 2600.0

(e) None of these

Explanation

There are 100 boxes in the given figure and out of which 26 are shaded

Thus fractional representation for the shaded part $=\frac{26}{100}$and $\frac{26}{100}=0.26.$ Area of a rectangle is $\text{1}.\text{7952 k}{{\text{m}}^{\text{2}}}$ . If breadth of the rectangle is 0.24 km, find the length of the rectangle.

(a) 7.48km

(b) 7.50km

(c) 6.48km

(d) 8.46km

(e) None of these Find the sum of 32.45 and 78.23.

(a) 120.68

(b) 110.68

(c) 114.68

(d) 130.68

(e) None of these Find the difference between 456.5 and 36. 32

(a) 420.18

(b) 520.18

(c) 620.18

(d) 720.18

(e) None of these Find the product of 32.7 and 24.2.

(a) 420.18

(b) 520.18

(c) 620.18

(d) 791.34

(e) None of these

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