Use long division to divide a decimal by a whole number.

Move the decimal from the dividend to the same spot in the quotient.

**Step 1:** Write the dividend under the long division symbol, and write the divisor to the left of the long division symbol.

**Step 2:** Divide as if 6.72 were a whole number. The first digit of the dividend, 6, is less than the divisor, 8, so divide the first two digits of the dividend by the divisor (67 ÷ 8 = 8 R3).

**Step 3:** Bring down the next digit in the dividend, and divide

(32 ÷ 8 = 4).

**Step 4:** Write the decimal point in the quotient directly above where it is in the dividend.

**Step 1:** Write the dividend under the long division symbol, and write the divisor to the left of the long division symbol.

**Step 2:** Divide as if 9.26 were a whole number. Divide the first digit of the dividend by the divisor (9 ÷ 4 = 2 R1).

**Step 3:** Bring down the next digit in the dividend, and divide

(12 ÷ 4 = 3).

**Step 4:** Bring down the next digit in the dividend, and divide

(6 ÷ 4 = 1 R2).

**Step 5:** Since there is still a remainder, add a zero to the end of the dividend. Bring down the zero, and divide (20 ÷ 4 = 5).

**Step 6:** Write the decimal point in the quotient directly above where it is in the dividend.