Q: Why do you get a smaller answer when you divide a whole number by a decimal?

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No a decimal is smaller than a whole number.

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If you divided the whole number by Anything greater than 1 and the answer would be less than the whole number.If you divide the whole number by 1 the answer would be the same as the whole number.When you go smaller than 1 - say 0.5 then this is the same as a half 1/2 and there are 2 halves in the number 1Thus if you divide the whole number by 0.5 the answer would be twice the whole number.

When you start out with a pile of things, you can take away a piece that's smaller than a whole one more times than the number of whole ones in the pile.

Sorry we do not know what you mean by "persentige". But if you mean "percentage", You divide the whole number by the decimal form of the percentage (i.e. 35% is .35) and then move the decimal to the right 2 places(or multiply by 100, same thing).

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Neither. A for every decimal number (which may itself be a whole number), there is a smaller whole number and for every whole number there is a smaller decimal number.

No a decimal is smaller than a whole number.

A decimal number is not always smaller than a whole number. This is a decimal number 2.45 The number on the left of the decimal point shows the whole numbers. The numbers on the right of the point shows the parts/fractions. This number is not a whole number .098 This number is a whole number 2.00 This number has whole numbers and parts/fractions of the whole 2.098

Divide the fraction then put the whole number at the front of the decimal.

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If you divided the whole number by Anything greater than 1 and the answer would be less than the whole number.If you divide the whole number by 1 the answer would be the same as the whole number.When you go smaller than 1 - say 0.5 then this is the same as a half 1/2 and there are 2 halves in the number 1Thus if you divide the whole number by 0.5 the answer would be twice the whole number.

When you start out with a pile of things, you can take away a piece that's smaller than a whole one more times than the number of whole ones in the pile.

When you are dividing a decimal by a whole number you have to bring up the decimal. For example, 36.4 divided by 2, you would take the decimal that is between the 6 and the 4 in 36.4 and you bring it up. Then you divide like you normally would.

To get a percent into a decimal, divide by 100.

Use the method of long division.

Divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator) of the fraction and the number you come up with is your decimal.

The result is less than the whole number and greater than or equal to the decimal. Unless the whole number is negative in which case the result is greater than the whole number and less than or equal to the decimal.