Video: KS2-M19 • Paper 2 • Question 6

Write the missing number to make this division correct. 0.3 ÷ _ = 0.03

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Write the missing number to make this division correct. 0.3 divided by what equals 0.03?

To help us answer the question, we can compare the place value of the digits in each of these two numbers. The three digit in 0.3 is worth three tenths. And the three in 0.03 is worth three hundredths. We can see that the three digit has moved one place to the right. And this digit has become 10 times smaller. To make the number 10 times smaller, we need to divide it by 10.

0.3 divided by 10 equals 0.03. We used our knowledge of place value to help us find the missing number.

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