Divide Signed Numbers With Decimals Worksheet

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On a number line, all the terms that are right of 0 are known as positive numbers. Similarly, all the numbers left of 0 are known as negative numbers. For example, -1, - 4.1 are negative numbers. While 2.6 and 4 are positive numbers. It is very easy to multiply signed numbers with decimals. The term signed numbers refer to the negative and positive numbers given. A number with no sign is called a 'positive signed number'.

Grade 7
Signed Number Operations

Teaching Dividing Signed Numbers with Decimals Easily


  • Whenever we divide a signed number with a decimal number of the same sign, always multiply the number with the reciprocal of the decimal number converted in a fraction i.e numerator will become the denominator and multiply the denominator of the fraction with the given number. If both are positive the answer will be positive only.


  • However, the division of signed numbers with decimals can be represented by multiplying the number and denominator of the decimal number that got converted into a fraction and the numerator will be the base.


Let us take the example mentioned below to understand more about dividing signed n with decimals.


Example 1: Solve for 3 /  4.2.


According to the question, both numbers are of the same sign. Hence, we ca...

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