# Long Division to Decimal Places

When we are given a long division to do it doesn't always work out to a whole number. Sometimes there are numbers left over. We can use the long division process to work out the answer to **a number of decimal places**.

The secret to working out a long division to decimal places is the ability to add zeros after the decimal point.

Example: **150** is the same as **150.00**

*We can add as many zeros as we wish after the decimal point without altering the numbers value. *

We will use the example below. It works out neatly to one decimal place:

If you feel happy with the process on the long division page you can skip the first bit.