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 Click here to see ALL problems on decimal-numbers Question 142107: I'm not sure if this is the right subject line but I am working with decimal points and division. Can you please explain what I might have not done correct on the following problem: 76 divided by 1.9 We have to make sure we get the decimal point placed correctly in the answer. This is my first time here so please let me know if I did not give this question or problem correctly. Thank You -TAnswer by stanbon(57337)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!explain what I might have not done correct on the following problem: 76 divided by 1.9 ----------------------- 76 / 1.9 = 40 -------------------- Set that up as a long division problem Let 1.9 be the divisor; let 76 be the dividend. -------------- Move the decimal place on both divisor and divident one place to the right. -------------- Then you have 19 as the divisor and 760 as the divident. ----------------- Divide 19 into 76 and get 4 in the quotient Multiply 4*19 = 76 Subtract 76 from 76 to get zero Divide 19 into zero to get 0 in the 2nd place in the quotient. ============================== Cheers, Stan H.