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# Simple division ...

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100/8 is 12.5... but why isn't it 12.4? This is a 3rd grader question, embarassing ik but im confused. $$\frac{100}{8}...$$ 8 goes into 10 one time... 10-8 is 2... bring down the 0.. 8 goes into 20 two times... 20-16 is 4... not 5... plz help.

Oct 26, 2022

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4 shows the remainder, because 100/8 is 12 remainder 4. However if you want a decimal answer, you have to keep going in the division. So you're gonna bring down another zero after the decimal point in the 100. (100 is the same as 100.0)

40 goes into 8 five times, so the five goes after the decimal point in the quotient. So that's why 100/8 is 12.5.

I hope this helped!

Oct 27, 2022