by 10,000 or 1,000 etc., move the decimal point one, two, three, etc.,

places in the dividend to the left.

EXAMPLE

To divide 2.4 by 0.01, follow the rule above and move the decimal point in

the dividend two places to the right.

Add one zero, making the quotient

240.

2.4 ƒ 0.01 = 240

To divide 2.4 by 100, move the decimal point in the dividend two places to

the left, adding one zero, making the quotient .024.

2.4 ƒ 100 = .024

11.

Accuracy

In many cases, it is not practical or possible to carry out a problem to

absolute accuracy.

It may be practical to seek a result correct to a

certain number of places of decimals only.

If so, write a plus or minus

sign (as the case may be) after the last figure to the right, such as .667-

or .666+. The (+) sign is used to show that the result is

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