Posted by **Chelsea** on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:26pm.

How do you divide 4 by 5??

4/5=0.8 but how do i get the answer to show my work

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:32pm
You could show it by long division.

Put a decimal point after the 5, and continue from there.

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**Chelsea**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:34pm
i know that i tried it but i keep getting 125

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:38pm
5 goes into 4.0 = 0.8

. . 0.5

___________

5 / 4.0

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**Chelsea**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:40pm
This did not help, I am still confused.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:49pm
Turn the problem around. Make sure that you divide **4 by 5**.

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