I never understood how to do long division. Can you please go through the steps with me?

ex) 39/15.405

First, move the decimal point in the dividend to make it a whole number -- 15405.

Next, add zeroes and move the decimal point the same number of places in the divisor -- 39000.

This website shows graphically how to do the problem from here.


My math is correct -- but my terminology is wrong.

The divisor is 15.405. The dividend is 39.

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