So, how do we do a decimal division problem like 6.85 divided by .5? Well, we already know how to divide a decimal by a whole number -- and it was pretty easy.... So, let's just turn these problems into the easy kind! How do we do that?  It looks like it's just a trick...  But, I'll show you why it works! Let's divide 6.85 by .5 Set it up: Move the decimals to the right on both until you are dividing BY a whole number: Now, go for it!