 ## Grade 7 Math: Dividing Decimals

This topic covers concepts of division which result in decimals. It includes three lessons that teach the student about the different types of decimal answers that can result from whole number division. The instruction includes step-by-step guides to find the decimal answers that result from whole number division.

These lessons treat division of whole numbers on a higher level than just stating the answer with a remainder or a fraction. The development of decimal results from whole number division aids in approximation in problems which require division.

### Dividing Whole Numbers by Whole Numbers: Decimal Answers – Terminating

This lesson explains how division of one whole number by another may result in a decimal answer that terminates. The lesson provides examples of whole number division which results in terminating decimal answers.

### Dividing Whole Numbers by Whole Numbers: Decimal Answers – Repeating Decimals

This lesson explains how division of one whole number by another may result in a decimal that repeats forever. The lesson explains how repeating decimal answers occur and provides the means for writing repeating decimal answers in the mathematical standard format of using a bar over the repeating digits.

### Dividing Whole Numbers by Whole Numbers: Decimal Answers – Rounded Answers

This lesson teaches the student how to round division of whole numbers to a specified point when the result is a decimal. This concept is important as it provides the necessary tools for the student to understand the means to approximate division by a decimal value.

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