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# What is the same as dividing a number by 10?

Updated: 9/26/2023

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Q: What is the same as dividing a number by 10?
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### How do you find 0.1 of a number?

It's the same as dividing by 10

### What is one tenth of 4.59?

One-tenth of a number is the same as dividing the number by 10.

### Is taking ½ of a number is the same as dividing by ½?

No, taking &frac12; of a number is the same as dividing it by 2. Dividing a number by &frac12; is the same as multiplying it by 2.

### Why can you move the decimal point when dividing?

If you move the decimal point the same direction and number of places for the dividend and the divisor, this accomplishes the same thing as multiplying (or dividing) a numerator and denominator by the same number (in this case it is a power of ten). Moving the decimal place to the right by one place effectively multiplies the number by 10, and moving the decimal place to the left by one place is the same as dividing the number by 10. Example: 12345.6 / 10 = 1234.56

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### How much is 10 percent of 4546.67?

454.667 Finding 10 percent of something is the same as dividing your number with 10. And when you divide something with 10, you move the comma one number to the left.

### Why is multiplying or dividing the numerator and the denominator by the same number the same as multiplying or dividing the fraction by 1?

Because multiplying or dividing them by the same NON-ZERO number does not alter their ratio.

### What is a good stratagy for dividing decimals?

Cross out zeroes before the number, just like in dividing regular numbers. (10/100 is the same as 1/10) Example: .003/.009 is the same as 3/9, which is 1/3, which is .333333

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### Why does the method of dividing fractions work?

This is related to the fact that dividing by a number is the same as multiplying with the number's reciprocal.

### When multiplying or dividing by a power of 10 what is the shortcut?

Move the decimal point, the same number of places as the power of 10. That way ---&gt; to multiply. This way &lt;--- to divide.