Jack has 15.62 yards of fabric leftover from a project. He wants to make blankets and donate them to the animal shelter. He thinks he can make 11 blankets. How long will each blanket be?

In this concept, you will learn how to divide decimals by whole numbers.

### Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers

To **divide** means to split up into equal parts. Dividing a decimal number means splitting up the decimal value into sections.

Here is a division problem.

In this problem, 4.64 is the **dividend**. The dividend is the number being divided. The **divisor** is the number of parts the dividend is being divided into. The divisor is 2. Remember that the divisor goes outside of the division box in long division.

Dividing a decimal is similar to whole number division. First, divide the 2 into each number. Ignore the decimal for now.

Then, insert the decimal point into the **quotient**. Bring the decimal point from its place in the division box directly up into the quotient.

The quotient of 4.64 divided by 2 is 2.32.

### Examples

#### Example 1

Earlier, you were given a problem about Jack and blankets.

Jack wants to make 11 blankets from 15.62 yards of fabric. Divide 15.62 by 11 to find the length of each blanket.

First, ignore the decimal and divide as if this were two whole numbers.

Then, add decimal point into the quotient. Bring the decimal point from its place in the division box up into the quotient.

Each blanket will be 1.42 yards long.

#### Example 2

Find the quotient.

First, ignore the decimal and divide as if this were two whole numbers.

Then, add decimal point into the quotient. Bring the decimal point from its place in the division box up into the quotient.

**Find the quotient for the following problems.**

#### Example 3

First, ignore the decimal and divide as if this were two whole numbers.

Then, add decimal point into the quotient. Bring the decimal point from its place in the division box up into the quotient.

The quotient of 36.48 divided by 12 is 3.04.

#### Example 4

First, ignore the decimal and divide as if this were two whole numbers.

The quotient of 2.46 divided by 3 is 0.82.

#### Example 5

First, ignore the decimal and divide as if this were two whole numbers.

The quotient of 11.5 divided by 5 is 2.3.

### Review

Find the quotient for the following problems.