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## What is the pattern when dividing by 10 and 100?

When dividing by ten, move the decimal point one place to the left. When dividing by 100, move the decimal place two places to the left. And, remember, if there’s no decimal point, assume that the decimal falls at the end of the number.

### What does it mean to divide by 10?

When a number is divided by 10, the digits, except the digit at the one’s place, make the quotient and the digit at one’s place becomes the remainder. As for example: (i) 48 ÷ 10.

**What happens when a 2 digit number is divided by 10?**

When dividing a 2-digit number by 10, the whole number becomes ten times smaller.

**How do you explain dividing by 100?**

To divide a whole or a decimal number by 100, move the decimal point two places to the left. Note that although a whole number does not have a decimal point, we can always add it at the end of the number. (For example, 35 and 35. are the same numbers.)

## What are 3 ways to split 100?

In mathematics, “100%” means nothing more or less than “100 per 100”, namely “100/100=1. So in mathematics you can divide 100% by 3 without having 0.1% left. 100%/3=1/3=13.

### How do you explain division by 100?

To divide by 100, move each digit two place value columns to the right. If the number ends in two ‘0’ digits in the tens and units columns, dividing by 100 has the same effect as removing these digits. To divide by 100, move all digits two place value columns to the right.

**How do you work out 56 divided by 100?**

Using a calculator, if you typed in 56 divided by 100, you’d get 0.56. You could also express 56/100 as a mixed fraction: 0 56/100.

**Why do you add a zero when multiplying?**

In the second multiplication, one has to add a zero in the ones place. This is because we’re actually multiplying by a multiple of ten (such as 70 or 40).

## What happens when you multiply by 10 100 or 1000?

When you multiply by 10, 100 or 1000, the place value of the digits change. The number is getting larger so the digits move to the left.