In this activity, we will practise dividing **4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers** using a written method with **decimal remainders**.

Presenting remainders as decimals can be particularly useful when dealing with money or measures.

Let's look at the steps needed to solve this question.

Mrs Perry has £1,345 which she won in a lottery.

She wants to share the money out between her four grandchildren.

How much money does each grandchild get?

**Step 1:**

If we use normal written division, we get the answer £336 r 1.

This is not a useful answer when we are sharing sums of money.

We need the answer in **pounds and pence.**

**Step 2:**

Instead of writing the answer as 336 r1, we extend our calculation as shown below.

Top tip: Make sure you **add a decimal point** above **and** below the line in the division.

**Step 3:**

We can keep extending our calculation with zeros and calculating a decimal until we end up with no remainder.

So, each grandchild will receive £336.25. How generous of Mrs Perry!

Now it's time to try some for yourself.