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# 5002/4=1250.50 can someone please explain this division..

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06 Nov 2017, 10:00
when we divide 5002/4 i get 125.5....but the answer is 1250.50....i know its basic decimal maths..but i am stuck here..could someone please help me with a better explanation ....how do we get 1250.50...thank you in advance...
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06 Nov 2017, 10:16
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haritha nittoor wrote:
when we divide 5002/4 i get 125.5....but the answer is 1250.50....i know its basic decimal maths..but i am stuck here..could someone please help me with a better explanation ....how do we get 1250.50...thank you in advance...

hi ..

you are missing out on adding a zero..

$$5002 = 5000+2$$
so $$\frac{5002}{4} = \frac{5000+2}{4} = \frac{5000}{4}+\frac{2}{4}=1250+0.5=1250.5$$

any query on this?
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08 Nov 2017, 12:14
haritha nittoor wrote:
when we divide 5002/4 i get 125.5....but the answer is 1250.50....i know its basic decimal maths..but i am stuck here..could someone please help me with a better explanation ....how do we get 1250.50...thank you in advance...

It looks like you might be splitting 5002 into 500+2. That would give you an answer of 125.5. Visually, that looks right. But, in math terms, 5002 is actually 5000 + 2. 500+2, on the other hand, is 502.
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08 Nov 2017, 12:42
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5002/4 = 5002/2^2
= 2501/2 = (2500+1)/2
= 1250 + 0.5
= 1250.50

Hope its clear!

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19 Nov 2017, 09:02
haritha nittoor wrote:
when we divide 5002/4 i get 125.5....but the answer is 1250.50....i know its basic decimal maths..but i am stuck here..could someone please help me with a better explanation ....how do we get 1250.50...thank you in advance...

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