# How do you simplify 2.6/0.05?

Jul 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

The easiest way is to use a calculator.

$\frac{2.6}{0.05} = 2.6 \div 0.05 = 52$

Jul 5, 2016

52

#### Explanation:

A slightly different approach.

If we multiply 0.05 by 100 ( This effectively moves the decimal point 2 places to the right) we obtain the whole number 5, which hopefully is 'easier' to divide by.
However we must also multiply the numerator by 100.

$\Rightarrow \frac{2.6}{0.05} \times \textcolor{red}{\frac{100}{100}} = \frac{260}{5} = {\cancel{260}}^{52} / {\cancel{5}}^{1} = 52$