Largest column first - in this case the units.

How many times does 2 go into 7?

3 x 2 = 6 ... put the 3 above the 7

### Remember the decimal point - place it directly above in the answer.

Find the remainder ... 7 -6 = 1 ... put the 1 at the bottom of the units column.

Next, look at the 1/10's column - Bring the 6 down to make 16 the next number to divide into.

How many times does 2 go into 16, 8 x 2 = 16, put 8 above the 6 at the top of the 1/10's column.

There are no remainders so the calculation is complete.

## 7.6 ÷ 2 = 3.8

Check with our estimate of around 4 - OK