Dr. Decimal: Removing Decimals from the Divisor
However, we eventually ended up running into some problems that also had decimals in the divisor. We learned that to solve these problems, we had to make our divisor a whole number. In order to do that, we have to move our decimal over one space. If we move our decimal over one space in our divisor, we also have to move our decimal over one space in the dividend to even things out.
Once we’ve made our divisor a whole number, now we’re able to solve the division problem. Having these decimals in the divisor is a problem that has to be taken care of. If seen, they need to be removed. Luckily, we had Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative from the Avery County Medical Center who put together a public service announcement to remind us about how to deal with those pesky decimals, which can be seen at the top of this post.