# How do you divide a whole number by a decimal?

Whole numbers are all natural numbers including zero.

A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part is separated by a decimal point

## Answer: Using following steps you can divide a whole number by a decimal:

Let's look into an example to understand this

**Explanation:**

For example: 4/0.2

1. Rewrite whole number in decimal notation with same number of decimal places.

i.e, 4.0/0.2

2. Remove the decimal from both numerator and denominator.

i.e, 40/2

3. Now divide numerator by denominator and get the answer.

i.e, 40÷2 = 20